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Jon Lujan is a Paralympic alpine skiing hopeful who is adjusting to life as a 'professional athlete.' Lujan, who served in the Marine Corps for nearly eight years, suffered two ruptured discs in his back during his missions in Kuwait. During the surgery to repair his back, his spinal cord was damaged and initially Lujan was left unable to feel either leg. Following the advice of a fellow wounded veteran, Lujan became a ski racer and in 2012 was named to his first U.S. Paralympics Alpine Skiing National Team. In his first season with the team, Lujan earned three NorAm Cup silver medals. Follow Jon Lujan as he blogs about his experiences on his road to the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.