Seeing the Journey Come Full Circle
Explore Oksana’s story below.
June 19, 1989
2012, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2020
Oksana was born with a number of physical impairments due to radiation exposure from the Chernobyl incident and spent the first years of her life in an orphanage. When she was seven, she met her adoptive mother and moved to the United States. Ultimately, her impairments caused both of her legs to be amputated above the knee. After this trying time, she was introduced to adaptive rowing and her passion for competing was ignited.
“My training takes me all over the country, and my Highlander Hybrid is incredibly efficient and has plenty of room for all my gear.”
“I had no idea it would be so comfortable. I almost want to sleep in my Highlander more than I want to sleep in my own bed.”