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Unstoppable: The Daina Shilts story

How does a young woman with a rare disability rise above her unique challenges to accomplish feats beyond even her own wildest dreams?

The answer is woven into the life story of Daina Shilts. The 27-year-old central Wisconsin native was born with a rare genetic disorder affecting her heart, appearance and cognitive ability. Though this disease has challenged Shilts throughout her life, it has never defined her.

With the support of family, her care team at Marshfield Clinic and a deep belief in herself, Shilts found a platform to transform her life and touch the lives of countless others. She found snowboarding and Special Olympics.

This is a story of grit, perseverance, family and the transformative power of sport. This is the story of Daina Shilts.

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