Yarden is 28 years old, she was injured during her military service. The injury left her paralyzed from the waist down and bound to a wheelchair. Yarden has been living in the United States as a student for many years and and has played professional wheelchair basketball in Wisconsin. She came back from the freezing cold temperatures of the Midwest straight to the warm waters of the Tel-Aviv beach. She joined us in the water and when she caught her first wave she seemed to have a smile that just wouldn't go away!