Mick Brennan lost both of his lower legs in a bomb blast in Iraq in 2004 while serving in the British Army.
His long and arduous rehabilitation was built around sport - firstly rowing, before switching to adaptive skiing.
It proved to be a good decision, this year culminating in a Team GB call-up for the Winter Paralympics in Sochi.
Brennan’s build-up was blighted by injury. He missed nine months of the season by first breaking his sternum, then breaking his wrist.
But he did Doncaster proud at the Games, landing top ten positions in the super combined and Super-G events.
The 34-year-old has used sport as a way of getting his life back on track.
He’s a true hero, in every sense of the word.
Finalists: William Baxter (cricket/athletics), Lewis Eccles (golf), Adam Gittings (table tennis).
See this week’s Free Press for more coverage from this year’s Doncaster Sports Awards.