Kevin Olson was born on August 28, 1971. He was raised on a farm just Southwest of Chanute, KS. He was an All-State basketball player who graduated from Chanute High School in the top 10% of his class in 1989. On July 15, 1991, he became paralyzed from the shoulders down as a result of a diving accident.
Since 1993 he has devoted his life to kids by tutoring at elementary schools, teaching at the Cherry Street Youth Center in Chanute, traveling around speaking at schools and churches, and serving as a Youth Minister for two churches in Fredonia, KS. After his accident Kevin also obtained his Associates degree and a computer programming certification. Currently he works from home creating websites and is busy promoting his first book, an autobiography titled “Learning to Live With It.”