Posts Tagged ‘Sit-Ski’

My buddy Rj (aka Rejalicious) sent me this link the other day with the note, “Maybe you could feature this on your blog.” It’s so cool when your friends know you well enough to see something and think, “He would LOVE this”… and for them to be right!

Today’s Thought of the Day:
In the face of incredible adversity and hardship, how will you react? Will you throw in the towel and give up, or will you bounce back and do something incredible?

“It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” ~ Vince Lombardi


The video and story featured below are from, and they discuss Josh Dueck. In 2004, Josh suffered an injury while practicing on a ski jump that left him paralyzed from the waist down. The story could stop here, with him being introduced to ski downhill racing (in his sit-ski), then entering into the racing circuit. His first year he got worked every race and didn’t like that very much. So he practiced all summer, and the next year won the World Championships. Oh yeah… he then went on to the Paralympic Games in 2010 and won the Silver Medal for Canada. How awesome and inspiring is that?!

What? That’s not cool enough for you? Man, you guys are tough to please.

Ok, fine. Josh is back again with another AMAZING story. This time, he’s featured for being the first paraplegic skier to complete a back flip (also from Next time something comes at you and you view it as a challenge, try your best to find a way to view it as an OPPORTUNITY to excel and conquer that challenge.

I know Josh did, and still is to this day! Thanks for the link, Rj.