Meet Steven Crawford!

Who am I?
Steven Crawford is my name, but everyone calls me Stevie. I’m 34 years old and originally from Nashville, Tennessee. In a nutshell, I’m an athlete, a goofball, and an adrenaline junkie.
Currently, I reside in Denver, Colorado, and work as a bartender. However, as a Navy veteran, I previously served on a submarine, the USS Albany, for four years. I enjoy traveling the world; I’ve been on the move my whole life. Colorado is a great place for me now, as I love adventure, trying new things, and being outdoors. Even my below knee amputation doesn’t hinder me from doing just that.
What’s your story?
My journey with limb loss began in October 2019. While riding my motorcycle, I was nearly hit head-on by a pickup truck whose driver wasn’t paying attention. Although the doctors initially saved my leg, I developed an infection inside the bone after a few months. They informed me that saving my leg would require about three more years of surgeries, with only a 50/50 chance of success. Even if successful, I wouldn’t regain mobility in my ankle or be able to snowboard again. So, I made the decision to have it amputated, and it turned out to be the best decision I ever made.
What does “Xtend your life” mean to you?
To me, “Xtend your life” means stepping out of your comfort zone and embracing new experiences. It’s when we’re outside our comfort zone that we often experience the most growth and discover things we truly love and enjoy. All it takes is taking that first step and trying something new, and you might just fall in love with it. Personally, I’ve developed a passion for climbing and snowboarding. Last fall, I climbed a mountain in Ecuador, and a future goal of mine is to compete in the 2026 Paralympics in Italy. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I’ll make the team.

Steven Crawford