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Two years since suffering a tragic accident in Park City, Utah, snowboarder Kevin Pearce is ready to strap in and ride again. In 2009 Pearce slammed his head on the edge of an icy halfpipe, suffering some scary brain damage and spending months in hospitals. It was feared he would never walk again, let alone cruise down a mountain.
Yet here he is, poised to participate in his first ride at Breckenridge, Colorado, next Tuesday afternoon. Originally, he was going to keep the event private, allowing family and close friends to join. However, he remembered all of the support after his injury; the images of "I Ride for Kevin" stickers imprinted upon his memory. Pearce is inviting friends, and any one willing to make the trek, to ride with him.
It's incredible to see the recovery Kevin has made in such little time. Although his memory is still foggy and he will most likely never ride competitively again, he is just happy to be healthy and able to enjoy a simple ride down the mountain. Best wishes to Kevin's friends and family!
Full story here courtesy of NY Times.
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