I always hate to hear about really bad ski accidents, and yours sounds like one of the worst. As much as I love to ski, I always know that the risk is high. Maybe that's why we love to do it so much--the beauty of the mountains, the thrill of going fast, the wind in your face--it's all great stuff. And you'll be out there again, I'm sure, because I know you love it. It will be hard to explain to all your family and friends who are so concerned about you and helping you recover from this accident that part of your recovery will be to get back out there and enjoy the sport again. Because that time will come, and it will be a tremendous triumph for you to get back out and enjoy the snow again.
Until then, know that my husband John and I are pulling for you, praying for you, and rooting for you as you recover. And don't forget the healing power of the great outdoors--get out and enjoy those cold Chicago winter days. I know--having graduated from Taft HS and NIU--there aren't much colder winters than those in Chicago!
Let us know when you're back in Grand Junction, and we're hoping your recovery will be speedy!
Kristin & John Winn