Teenager's Paralympic ski dream
12 February 2013 Last updated at 15:21 GMT
A teenager born with a cyst on his spine is training hard in the hope of competing at the Paralympic games.
Wheelchair user Brandon Barker uses a specially-adapted mono-ski but has to practise at a slope miles away from his Wearside home in West Yorkshire.
BBC Look North's Stephanie Cleasby went to meet the 14-year-old and coach Mike Stansfield from the Sunderland Adaptive Snowsports.