Shark attack victim Sean Pollard's bid to attend 2018 Winter Paralympics

Two years after being mauled by not one but two Great White Sharks, resulting in the loss of both arms, surfer Sean Pollard is gunning to attend the 2018 Winter Paralympics.

Mr Pollard’s mother, Kylie is calling on the community to rally behind the surfer-come-snowboarder's latest athletic undertaking.

The Bunbury local was attacked while surfing off the coast of Esperance on October 2, 2014.

Mr Pollard was flown to hospital by the Royal Flying Doctors Service and had his life miraculously saved. The incident saw him lose his left arm and right hand.

A number of bystanders on the beach were credited with providing vital first aid which saved Mr Pollard’s life.

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Ms Pollard wrote in the bio on the GoFundMe page that Sean has always been a keen, talented athlete and this past winter has been working with the Winter Paralympics develop squad.

“He has excelled in snowboarding and this has led to an invitation to participate in elite level events across the world,” Ms Pollard writes.

The funds will be used to cover flights, accommodation and equipment to enable Sean to compete in events leading into the 2018 Winter Paralympics.

To donate to Sean’s cause visit

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