I was really saddened to hear this afternoon of the passing of Champion freestyle skier and fellow Canadian Sarah Burke.
Sarah died today, nine days after she crashed at the bottom of the superpipe during a training run in Utah on Jan. 10. She sustained life-threatening injuries which placed her in a coma.
She was a pioneer in her sport and such an inspiration to many people all over the world. Her energy and her passion for her sport were evident every time you saw her. I loved her bubbly attitude and her strong presence in sport. She was a role model of mine and I admired her accomplishments. She was instrumental in getting ski halfpipe into the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.
Sarah was a fellow Ontario girl and is only a couple years older than I am. She died doing what she loved.
It was a reminder to live your life to the fullest because you don't know how long you will have. Sarah was only 29 years old.
Watch the video of her and her husband, Rory Bushfield, a fellow skier.
RIP Sarah. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this difficult time.
If you would like to donate to Sarah’s cause, check out - http://www.giveforward.com/sarahburke.
She will be greatly missed.
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