Janine Shepherd’s story reads like the plot of a Hollywood movie. A champion cross-country skier in training for the Winter Olympics, her life was irrevocably altered on a training bike ride in the Blue Mountians. A truck hit Janine Shepherd and shattered her body as well as her dream.

Doctors warned her parents that she was not expected to survive her injuries. Even if by some small chance she recovered, she would never walk again. Janine Shepherd's hopes of being an elite sportsperson were gone.

Healing her body and her spirits became Janine Shepherd's new goal. Coming to terms with her shattered Olympic dreams, refusing to believe what expert medical staff were telling her about her chances of any kind of recovery, Janine Shepherd focused every sinew of her being on healing her broken body and crushed morale.

Today, Janine Shepherd is a motivational speaker in high demand. She travels extensively in Australia and overseas sharing her story with others.