Five years ago my cousin Rob his son Mike was in a bad accident skiing. He actually helped coach the Canadian Olympic team. While getting ready for the 2014 Olympics he was showing a maneuver which went wrong and he had to be sent to the hospital in Denver, Colorado with a spinal cord injury. He was in the hospital for a couple weeks or so before being moved to a hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia.
A miracle happened where he recovered from his injury. He isn’t able to ski competitively any longer so he now encourages youth about their lives especially those who have accidents and get discouraged at this same.
In a lot of ways, Mike does the same thing I do with this site except he does so in person. I would call him a motivational speaker. He now is a co-founder of a website for those in competitive sports to help them prevent injuries. The site is headstartpro so if you have a child or you are involved in sports you check it out.
What Mike went through and what he has done on the other side is amazing. He not only been an inspiration to all of us we call family but for many others as well especially throughout Canada.
I figure whatever I can to encourage others can be an inspiration as well. Though he felt his purpose in life was to ski and he wasn’t able to continue because of his accident he became involved in a greater purpose.
Finally, Mike has said, “the downs in our lives help us appreciate the ups more.” Thank you, Mike, for all that you have done.