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Celebrating diversity at MNP – meet Kane Fraser

Portrait of Kane Fraser with a photo of him in a wheelchair next to an MNP branded race car.

Celebrating diversity at MNP – meet Kane Fraser (he/him): father of four (4), serial entrepreneur, successful community builder and supporter, rancher, passionate car racer, and Partner with MNP.

After an accident at 24 years old left him paralyzed from the waist down, Kane didn’t skip a beat and was eager for his next opportunity. When discussing his accident, Kane casually mentioned, “When my accident happened, it was like I was running across a field. I tripped and fell down, and I got back up and started running again. Not really a big deal. I just don’t really focus on it.” Upon completion of vocational therapy to analyze his skillset, his results led him into the diverse world of accounting. With a drive to succeed, Kane flourished in his new career path and started his own practice in 2014, which later merged with MNP in 2019.

With a positive and appreciative mindset, Kane personifies the phrase, “life is what you make it”. During discussions of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Kane stated, “I believe that as human beings, the only constraints we have are the ones we place on ourselves. Look at someone like Stephen Hawking. He was confined to a wheelchair and couldn’t move, needed full-time care, and couldn’t communicate, but look what he did and his impact on the world. It’s up to us as individuals. Granted, there are people with certain disabilities that make their life extremely challenging, and I think that’s what we need to be mindful of when we see a person in a wheelchair. We aren’t all the same. Even people with spinal cord injuries that have the same or similar levels of injuries aren’t all impacted the same. There can be all kinds of differences between us.”

Kane’s many successes are no doubt directly tied to his strong work ethic and drive to succeed in whatever life throws his way. When looking back at all he has accomplished since his accident, Kane gratefully stated, “I’ve been pretty blessed in my life with the opportunities I’ve had and the people that have helped me along the way. My dream was to be a Partner with a national accounting firm. Well, here I am.”

Kane, we appreciate you transparently sharing your story, experiences, and uplifting and enlightening perspective. Thank you for continuing to build up and support your community and those around you.

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