Audio | Jan 11, 2013 | 4:52
Human Library Project: Sean Venedam, Sudbury
Sean Venedam began playing hockey with the Sudbury Wolves in 1993. Following that, he became a minor league pro with the East Coast Hockey League in the United States, playing with the Bakersfield Condors in California. In February 2008 he suffered a compound leg fracture, an injury that ended his professional career and led to nine surgeries over the next four years. In 2011, after struggling with medical complications and walking on crutches, Sean had his right leg amputated below his knee. Learning to skate again after his amputation, Sean became a member of the Canadian Amputee Hockey Committee’s national team, and played for Canada at the Standing Amputee Ice Hockey World Championship in Finland.