Paraplegic skier lands back flip
Josh Dueck's inspirational story
- Duration 5:18
- Date Feb 20, 2012
Josh Dueck's inspirational story
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Today I love you normally don't play favorites that we're gonna play favorites here this is a great averaging need to show you history in the making.
Take a look at this amazing video.
His name is just do -- he became the first year ever.
To land a back flip on sixty.
It's safe truly remarkable part of Josh is story he's in paralyzed from the waist down since the skiing accident in 2000 -- -- really didn't stop him.
And he's joining us now on the phone and Josh that accident that you had back in 2004 was from that our friend flip so.
So why why can't the fact -- now.
And I've got all of -- possible really you know I I understood that it does it and then -- -- behind trick.
And Gilligan that was holding me back with beer and kinda the way that I live my life -- you know I completely -- DOS.
Mean visibly paralyzed but being paralyzed by fear it could know it live -- -- and I understood it and it -- down that I really expected to try and it was worth the effort -- preparation that we put into it here at the preparation to get to that sport.
Yeah we have some video -- training -- and going in the you know landing in one of those a great big inflatable air bags.
It took awhile I guess to get the routine down.
Yes for sure we even -- a little bit more elementary into the bowl can't which is -- you've got to that period.
And -- it can't understate good starting point -- bag actually was different -- -- me until I started to do it.
And I realized that that was just -- her back.
Next step you know I think baby steps don't want that was up mastered it on the air bag literally a 100% consistent beyond that -- Yeah we do it time they didn't -- whether it would permit you to bring to not know and I was a couple weeks ago that's been -- static.
Hit it and we can't we can't stop watching the video because it's so cool to see flights and there that way you mentioned at -- to say seeking -- being paralyzed but he can't.
-- -- deal with being paralyzed by fear and there is a story recently that we -- covering in that was the the death and that an Austin -- Sarah Burke and she was attempting a flip as well and and Johnnie mentioned teetering -- -- -- here.
I mean I'm not anywhere close to being great skier or -- -- at all and people feel apprehensive sometime about the sport especially when they see some of the injuries so what would you say that.
Yes someone like me who's like I don't know I don't know about this -- -- out.
Our current that -- got there was no wonder no huddle -- what appeared I would just go black good don't hurt and it could spark of life.
You know that's that's what I -- Cabrera into the bidding -- good game and what people need to know attract it was one -- -- million you don't.
It could happen at a chiropractor doctor it was just one of those optional boot complete fluke.
And you know -- one of the greatest people I've ever know and it just tracked it back.
-- -- -- Let's all you know that this bill anyways it's been good work it's got good edge to get out Derek enjoy the pressure of the -- -- relieved so much to distract that the world could threaten.
I'd say go out -- do it.
Yeah I'd -- right I mean I've been skiing since I was a kid denial of I've I've had my share of injuries but I've always gone back to it but I have to say I haven't been hurt as badly as you were and and -- I read where.
You said your parents hey I think I'm gonna flip again and -- -- said maybe not.
You know they've shuddered at the idea because my parents in it you don't hear it all I'm I'm he'll hurt you might Bentley -- Fly down the no -- and that they couldn't comprehend it you know they've got.
There's you know us shortly if they generally that you know has -- -- -- under some risk involved.
They'll -- -- well you gotta be created even talk like that but.
They'll be in the progression that I've gone through.
The depth but I think it is basically you know try new things -- go back to something that had hurt me bill bad.
They could be more proud basis bailout but they're they're my biggest bad its its so called -- -- Josh I well yeah I think I'm getting and getting inspired me to get there aren't on this season so I'm gonna dale.
I guess you know what's next for you -- the back flip.
So what's next you -- -- announcing that.
Cannot -- a popular question Billy yeah I think they're part of -- -- -- -- well the rear drive -- at -- -- he.
And that take it that you areas that could be back country that could be big mountain.
I still -- -- Q -- some other Canadian -- -- find it even that big is.
It's a pretty good program or B I get to go battle the travel the world with the fear and last but not least I think what I wanna put most of my energy.
-- -- foundation called live it love it.
The foundation called put -- -- aren't good venture and basically we we target kids think it was -- -- trees that have some sort of paralysis.
And try to give them an adventure in -- let it -- -- -- a great movement that it might have thought was what possible.
But -- we -- huge fans via ending however viewers are right now -- -- you -- -- over completely.
Ari with a video but it's great to talk to you and we look for to have you back -- we'll talk more about -- at -- dot org.
I will put that on the website as well and Josh thanks for taking the time.
Very -- hit thank you so much perhaps is a real pleasure got basically.