Thursday, February 23, 2012

Determination and Inspiration

There are always reminders that many of our challenges are not as difficult as they might seem. Some people have much more profound setbacks. Here's a video of sit-skier Josh Dueck stomping a HUGE backflip on his "freedom chair", as he calls it. Apparently, this is the first sit-ski backflip. It wouldn't matter if it was the 1000th. It's truly inspiring to see someone dealt a monumental blow in their chosen path, and then get back up with a redefined perspective and push beyond. I wish that I could work half as hard as this guy.

Even more notable is that Dueck was injured in a flip. Quite the comeback.

Dueck is the subject of a documentary, The Freedom Chair, the 2011 Best Mountain Sports Film at the Banff Mountain Film Festival. The trailer is available on youtube as well.