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Hi I'm Koloa Wolfgramm

I'm an athlete. I'm a cancer survivor. I'm an amputee. And most importantly, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Born and raised in California. I have four brothers and sisters and two awesome parents. I had Ewing Sarcoma (a type of bone cancer) in my femur when I was a child and had my leg amputated when I was 13. Every day I thank God for the trials I was given. I love to play sports. I was on the USA Paralympic Bobsled and Skeleton Team and a stand-up amputee basketball team (Amp1) that went across the country playing able-bodied college teams and even NBA players! I hold several bobsled world records and I loved competing for my country and meeting athletes from other countries. I left that behind though for a greater challenge and work, serving a mission. I will be serving as a Mormon Missionary in the England London South Mission from Aug 2013-Aug 2015. I believe the greatest accomplishment we can attain in this life is receiving a testimony of Jesus Christ and understanding His role in our life.

Why I am a Mormon

Because I went through many trials and afflictions as a child I really wanted to know what God's plan was for me and why I was given trials. What I was taught in church perfectly answered every question I ever had concerning Heavenly Father, our purpose in this life, and what happens after we die. I have read every single word written in the Book of Mormon, I have pondered the principles it contains, and I have prayed about it, asking God if it truly is His Word and contains His Gospel. I testify that I have received an answer, and The Book of Mormon is true. I have followed that pattern of gaining knowledge, pondering about it, and then praying to God to know if it is true, and so I know that all of the doctrine and teachings of this church is true. It is all true.

How I live my faith

Faith is something that is an inseparable part of who we are and should show in everything we do. I love to answer questions about my standards to friends and to let people know that I am not ashamed of belonging to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Before I left on my mission I had the wonderful opportunity to visit the families in my church once a month and make sure they were physically, financially, and spiritually taken care of. I served as a pianist in the church as well as helping the local missionaries with their work. I have also served on a committee that helped organize and plan events for the youth in my area.