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Jamie MoCrazy: My mountain climb back from the brink

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Life changed in the blink of an eye for the world class professional skier following a horrific crash on the slopes. Here she shares her traumatic brain injury story with Emma Chesworth.

Jamie MoCrazy saw her life change in an instant while she was competing in the World Tour Finals in Whistler, Canada in April 2015.

Aged 22, she was at the top of the slopestyle freestyle skiing world, when she suffered a massive crash at the Finals, causing her brain to bleed in eight spots and paralysis on her right side.

For Jamie, skiing had been her life. She says: “I started skiing as soon as I could walk.

My whole family skied so it was a lifestyle for me. I also competed in gymnastics as a young child and I dreamed of combining skiing and gymnastics. When I learned about slopestyle and halfpipe skiing, two kinds of freestyle skiing, that dream became a reality.”

Jamie, from Park City, Utah, went on to be a world cup professional skier competing at international competitions including the Dew Tour, X Games and the AFP World Championships.

Following her life-changing crash eight years ago, Jamie’s challenge changed from competing to surviving.

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