Winner of Vimeo Awards for Best Video Winner, Vans present a new series of highly inspirational stories from celebrated action sport athletes, musicians, artists and foundation. Previously on the last season, featured from one of it’s episode is ‘Tony Alva’, a drug addict and an alcoholic. Fighting his way for sobriety has motivated him to give back.
In this first new episode, they take you into a glimpse of Leila Hurst’s life. A surfer, who has been surfing competitively at an early age Leila was sponsored by age 9 and would go on to become a world junior champion and the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing ‘Rookie of the Year’ in 2012. In the midst of her successes, Leila felt a responsibility to her sister, born with a spinal defect. Of recently, Leila has been brainstorming ways to incorporate her sister and others alike, giving them the chance to experience surfing for the first time. Partnering with Life Rolls on, Leila and her sister were given that first chance. Life Rolls On is a non-profit organization that inspires others to see the boundless possibilities beyond paralysis. Established in 2002, LRO’s signature adaptive surfing program, They Will Surf Again, has grown into a catalyst of hope for thousands of individuals throughout the world.