Sometimes the best things happen when you least expect it. It has been a weird and emotional season to say the least, but for so many reasons it has been an uplifting one. Seeing Kevin Pearce ride again, who had faced a life-threatening Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) two years ago, right before the Olympics, has been nothing short of incredible. Tahoe local, Danny Toumarkine, who also suffered a TBI, just began riding again one year after his accident in Montana last season, even when several doctors told him he never would.
Seeing the big smile on Danny Toumarkine's face, you would never know that just a year ago he was laying in a hospital fighting for his life. It's been a year of challenges, heartache, obstacles and joy, but more than that, it's been a realization of how family and friends can help overcome it all.