Life changed dramatically for Canadian Paralympic skier Josh Dueck on March 8, 2004. It was another day on the hill for the long-time coach of the Silver Star Freestyle Ski Club, working with a group of aspiring ski superstars. Always a leader by example, Dueck intended to demonstrate a jump when the landing went unexpectedly wrong. The resulting crash left him without mobility from the waist down and opened a new chapter in Dueck’s life; one where he would go on to become one of the most accomplished athletes in his field.
"Everything in life happens for a reason... nothing in life happens to us that we’re not strong enough to deal with. After I broke my back, I definitely felt I was reborn in a way and had a different sense of appreciation for life."
As Josh starts preparing for the Wings for Life World Run on May 8th, 2016, the latest video highlights Dueck’s passion for life and an ability to overcome all odds. Hitting the slopes at his home mountain of Silver Star in BC, Josh puts his remarkable abilities on display removed from the typical competition arena, putting his specially designed sit-ski through it’s paces on some incredible terrain. Addressing some of the tougher questions from his life, Dueck offers inspiring insight and delivers a message to never give up.