Alana
Nichols

Making the Impossible Possible

Explore Alana's story below.

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Sport

Para Alpine Skiing

Born

March 21, 1983

Hometown

Farmington, NM

Olympic Games

2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016

Vehicle

Sienna

Alana's Paralympic Journey

The road to becoming a five-time Paralympian began for Alana soon after a snowboarding accident caused her to become paralyzed from the waist down. That didn’t stop her athletic career, as she has become a three-sport phenomenon in wheelchair basketball, alpine skiing and para canoe. Now, as she looks forward to her sixth Paralympic appearance, Alana already leaves behind a host of accomplishments. Chief among them is becoming the first American woman to win gold medals at both Summer and Winter Paralympic Games.

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I do my best every day for the next generation of girls with disabilities that needs to know it can be done. Nothing is impossible!
Road to Beijing

Still, the road wasn’t always easy. In 2014, Alana sustained a shoulder fracture, which left her feeling like she had to start from scratch. But her fighting spirit endured, and once again she overcame the odds. Motivated by her grandmother, her best friend, and her baby boy, she hopes to inspire others by living her best life and finding ways to do things she once thought were impossible.

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ALANA'S SIENNA

Sporty styling.

“I like that my Sienna looks sporty as a minivan! Its nightshade, blacked-out emblems give it some edge, and overall it just looks cool!”

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Take on the day, every day.

“The Toyota Sienna is universally designed for everyone, but I was surprised at how easy it makes my life with the automatic sliding side doors and automatic tailgate!”

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Sienna Stats

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Sienna's unmistakable silhouette inspires you to accomplish whatever’s on the agenda. So whether you’re going out for a night on the town or heading up to the ski lodge, Sienna’s picture-perfect look is ready for any occasion.

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