03/12/2014 12:28 EDT | Updated 05/11/2014 05:59 EDT

Canada's para-snowboarders ready to shine in Sochi

Para-snowboarding makes its debut at the Sochi Paralympics on Friday and three of Canada's snowboarders have come a long way to get there.

Michelle Salt, Ian Lockey, and John Leslie share their stories of survival as CBC National News reporter Chris Brown takes a look at the incredible journeys that brought the Canadian para-snowboarders to the Games.

Watch the video above for more.