Monday, January 30, 2012

Go Angeli!

I love this and I had to share it...Angeli Vanlaanen, friend and skier, has been fighting lyme decease and recently got the go ahead to workout. She made a really fun edit of it and it brought a huge smile to my face. I know how hard it is to come back from injuries, but lyme decease is beyond me. I couldn't be more excited for her. Go Ang! Thank you for sharing!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Believe in Sarah Stickers

If you haven't already seen the link on Shreddy Times, with the help of Sticker Pack and friends, we've been selling Sarah stickers and all of the proceeds go towards her fund. Initially, I didn't know how big it would get, but we've raised $5,500 already! Today we mailed out a TON of the stickers. Big thanks for all of the support! You will see your stickers soon!

Link to purchase stickers here: SARAH STICKERS

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Moving Forward with Danny Toumarkine

Brought to you by Shreddy Times, and a year in the making, I finally present to you, "Moving Forward." This story follows Danny Toumarkine through his experience with a traumatic brain injury. Watch as Danny recovers and finally returns to snow. I hope this movie is as inspiring to you as Danny has been to me over the past year. Thank you for all of your amazing support through his injury. It was incredible to be a part of this! As I still cannot get Sarah Burke off of my mind, I want this to be a source of inspiration to everyone thinking about her right now.

Lot's of love!

Monday, January 16, 2012

"Moving Forward" Live Premiere

This Tuesday, January 17, Northstar is hosting the first live premiere of "Moving Forward." This video has been over a year in the making following the journey of Danny Toumarkine after suffering from a traumatic brain injury on January 3rd of 2011. Watch as Danny overcomes the most challenging and difficult time of his life and returns to snow a year later. Shreddy Times has documented one of the most inspirational and moving stories with "Moving Forward."

Doors open at 5 PM and the film will begin at 6 PM in TC's Pub, with a Q&A session with Danny to follow.

Come celebrate Danny's amazing recovery with myself and the Shreddy Times crew!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Believe In Sarah

January 3rd of this year marked one year since my boyfriend, Danny Toumarkine, suffered a traumatic brain injury. We celebrated by heading up to Northstar for his first day back on snow since his accident. It was so incredibly amazing to watch him make his first turns. I felt like our year long journey was starting to come to an end. Since that day, we've been working on putting together his movie titled "Moving Forward." It documents his accident, recovery, and first day back on his snowboard and is a helmet awareness video.

When I first heard about Sarah's accident, I immediately felt a rush of emotion. It was as if I was reliving being in the hospital with Danny. It didn't help that we were editing his movie which captures much of the hospital stay. From that moment until now, I can't get Sarah off of my mind.

She's a pioneer, an inspiration, and a huge asset to women's skiing, but most importantly she has a heart of gold. Sarah has been gracious, humble, and driven throughout her career. I most certainly have been inspired by Sarah since day one. Her poster hung on my wall growing up right next to Kristi Leskinen and her corked nine at the WSI Big Air years ago has been forever embedded in my memory as the sickest thing I had ever seen a girl do. It's hard to imagine her fighting for her life right now.

Thinking back on being in the hospital with Danny, one thing that certainly helped a ton was all of the amazing support. So I encourage that, keep sending positive thoughts her all helps. Lot's of love to Sarah, Rory, and the rest of her family and close friends. Keep staying strong Sarah! You've got this.