HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WETM) – Horseheads native and paralympic skier Logan Knowles received a big surprise earlier this month.

Knowles was surprised with his own adaptive sports equipment at the Hartford Ski Spectacular in Breckenridge, Colorado. Knowles received new alpine ski poles to help him achieve his goal of qualifying for the U.S National Ski Team and to compete in the 2022 Paralympic games.

Adaptive sports equipment is seven to eight times more expensive than traditional sports equipment and will help Logan continue to excel in winter sports.

Knowles, 21, was born with cerebral palsy and was told he would never walk. Not only did he walk, Knowles earned a gold medal in paralympic skiing and has proved that nothing is impossible.

Knowles continues to be a true example of inspiration in the Twin Tiers and beyond.