At the age of three, Steve Cash was diagnosed with osteosarcoma (bone cancer) in his right knee. After having his leg amputated from the cancer, he was put on chemotherapy. A short time after treatment, he was fitted with his first prosthetic leg and that is how he stays mobile to this day.
Steve was a Member of the Disabled Athletes Sports Association Junior Blues Sled Hockey club team from 2004-14. After being named to the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team in 2005, Steve went on to win a Bronze medal with Team USA at the 2006 Paralympic Winter Games in Torino, Italy.
Cash shined at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver, Canada, where he did not allow a single goal in five games as Team USA won the gold medal. He then won gold for a second time at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.
Steve was selected as the flag bearer for the U.S. Paralympic Team at the Closing Ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. Chosen by a vote of fellow Team USA athletes, Cash lead the 80-member U.S. Team into the Closing Ceremony on March 16, 2014.
Cash works closely with The Hartford, a Founding Partner of U.S. Paralympics, a division of the U.S. Olympic Committee, helping to positively change public attitudes and perceptions about disability.
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