Lauren Woolstencroft, Paralympic alpine skier, did something at the winter games of 2010 unmatched by any other Canadian athlete – she won five gold medals. Now, three artists come together in a cozy chalet setting to paint her portrait and she brings along her five gold medals! Lauren is a triple amputee, born without a left arm below the elbow or legs below the knees, yet she flies down ski hills at 130 kilometers an hour and holds world records. When our artists capture her image on canvas, who and what do they see?
Lauren Woolstencroft, a three-time Paralympian, was born missing her left arm below the elbow as well as both legs below the knees. Woolstencroft won five gold medals at the 2010 Vancouver Paralympic Games. Having won ten medals during her career, in 2007 she was the recipient of the Paralympic Sports Awards Best Female Athlete, and was inducted into the Terry Fox Hall of Fame.