In 2007 I had the pleasure of meeting Jodie Thring, an Australian native at USASA Nationals.

After Jodie broke her neck in 2005, she was told she would never walk again, but that never held her back. Five months later she walked out of the spinal unit and was back on a snowboard six months later.

Jodie is an incredibly positive person and I am honored to call her a friend.

A few weeks she returned to the United States to prepare for the Canadian World Cup. While training at Crested Butte Mountain Resort, she fell and shattered her ankle.

Jodie you are in our thoughts. Get well soon. We’ll see you back on the snow!!