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.”
"Learning To Live With It" is the new book that details the phenomenal life story of author, Kevin Olson. What’s unique about Kevin is that, just before his twentieth birthday, he was given the devastating news that he would never walk again. This book shows readers how the author pushed himself to make the most of life, despite the heartbreaking report.
“Everywhere I go, I find people who are faced with unwanted, unchangeable circumstances, and as a result, they are just as paralyzed mentally and emotionally by their problems as I am, physically,” states the author. “Regardless of our circumstances, I believe God can use us. Often the only thing keeping God from working through our unwanted circumstances is how we choose to respond to them.”