To say that it’s been a long journey for Kevin Pearce wouldn’t come close to describing what he’s been through since his traumatic accident nearly two years ago. Pearce was near death after slamming his head in the halfpipe in Park City while training for the Olympic qualifier in 2010 and officially was diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury. The obstacles he’s overcome to arrive at the state he is in today is difficult to comprehend. Kevin basically had to re-learn how to do most everything he knew prior to the accident. And that, he did. With gusto.
Now able to walk, talk, maintain memory, and for the most part live the life he was before, this kid who is known for always having a perma-grin across his face, will conquer the thought-to-be impossible and snowboard again. Talk about inspiration, Kevin’s story inevitably affects anyone who hears it.
His friends and family have been a constant support system since the beginning and he’s talked many times about his goal of snowboarding again with them. This week, he sits down to talk about making it a reality. In five days, Kevin Pearce will be back on the hill with his buddies, fully living his dream again.
Hear what KP has to say to FRENDS about his path to get to this amazing spot in his life.