This has been a quite a week for me. I feel like I reached so many milestones in such a small amount of time after waiting so, so long. I spent just shy of a week bouldering in Yosemite and then blasted out to Colorado where I competed in my first freestyle kayaking event in nearly two years. These goals have been the inspiration that I used to push my through the darkest days of my life. Now I feel nothing but gratitude to the countless individuals who helped me to get to this point in my life. Thank you to my family, friends, doctors, healers, Sutter Roseville Hospital, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Spine Nevada, High Fives Foundation, Korg 3.0 Movement, Canoe and Kayak Magazine and so many more.

Instead of writing about this past year I am lucky enough to have Canoe and Kayak Magazine put my story in words I could not have done on my own. If you get the chance pick up the new June edition of the magazine and take a few minutes to watch this video about my journey this past year-

cover of Canoe and Kayak June 2012 edition