Visually-impaired skier Kelly Gallagher insists she is committed to the sport after winning Great Britain's first ever Winter Paralympic gold medal in Sochi.
The 28-year-old made history by triumphing in the super-G with guide Charlotte Evans as Britain finished the Games with six medals.
This is positive news for Team GB after team-mate Jade Etherington, who claimed four medals with guide Caroline Powell, raised doubts over her future in the sport.
The 23-year-old said that due to the sacrifices involved she had to be convinced the required funding would be forthcoming and the programmes run by Disability Snowsport UK, the governing body in Britain, could meet her new ambitions.
But Gallagher's competitive drive burns as strongly as ever, even with four years to go until the next Winter Paralympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
"I love skiing. You couldn't continue in this if you didn't have a love for it," Gallagher said.
"We've been through so much. I've been through so much injury that my body is a wreck.
"We are skint, we are less than skint, we have no money. We love this sport and I'm so glad that people are getting to see they can achieve whatever they want to achieve through throwing themselves at something."
Increased funding from UK Sport is set to follow the Sochi success, with the body's medal target of two comprehensively exceeded, and their Chief Executive Liz Nicholl said Britain's alpine skiers should be 'very optimistic' of increased financial backing.
The British team in Sochi featured three teenagers, excluding guides, with the youngest of those Millie Knight at just 15, and Gallagher is hoping increased funding from UK Sport will make things better for younger athletes.
"Hopefully we can help make it better for the younger girls coming in, so that Millie doesn't have to struggle as much as we have to," Gallagher said.
"We've had to use resources really efficiently and if there are more resources hopefully they'll be used by athletes to make their performances world class.
"You can't just be a recreational skier and come down the slope. It has to be really focused training, it has to be 100 per cent commitment.
"It's as much about the athletes themselves and how they can drive their own sport. We take responsibility for everything in our lives."