Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Marc-Andre Beliveau Paralyzed in a Ski Accident

One of the funniest and happiest skiers I've ever known has suffered a serious accident and now finds himself changed forever. Marc-Andre Belliveau was skiing in British Columbia when he lost his line due to poor visibility and fell down the mountain impacting jagged rocks which left him with fractured spine and spinal cord damage. He will no longer have use of his legs - a serious blow for anyone but more impactful when skiing is your career.

Marc blew onto the ski world scene in Volume films with a flare for mixing backcountry lines with gap jumps and urban jib. He's been featured in TGR films and has skied all over the world.

It's been said that he continues to make jokes, laugh and sing while recovering in the hospital in Vancouver. Our thoughts go out to you Marc. Up up up!

If you'd like to donate to help Marc:
StandStrongAgain.org is pleased to announce that current financial donations and pledges will be dedicated to help cover the costs of helping Marc adjust to his life after the accident. The adjustment costs are significant and include medical expenses, physical therapy and modifications to his house to make it wheelchair accessible, to name a few. To learn more about challenges facing those with spinal cord injuries, please visit The National Spinal Cord Injury Association at www.spinalcord.org.

3 comments

3 Comments:

Blogger Airjunkie2000 said...

I had the oportunity to meet Marc in BC during a summer camp session. He is a great guy, a real fun person to hang with and an absolute gift to the skiing comunity. I watched Marc do tricks that I had never seen before, truely a gifted skier. We all wish him only the best.
John (Huckzone.com)

4/17/2006 8:46 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MArc is a really great guy..... i got a chance to ski with him in the alta backcountry... and watch him in all of the TGr moviess. i wish him the very best....

11/13/2006 6:17 PM

 
Blogger backcountry freak said...

He is a great guy. Thanks for the comments. Skiing with Marc was never a dull moment.

11/13/2006 6:40 PM

 

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