A massive crash in the Freeride World Tour left Marja Persson with an open book pelvic fracture and what looked like a future without skiing.
So what becomes of 'a skier' who can't ski?
Follow Marja from the day she has her second major surgery, 20 months after her injury to the end of April. Time and therapy slowly allow her to walk again, then to cross-country ski. Is it enough?
Her goal is to be able to ski again, hopefully without pain. By April, she ends the season with a big smile on her face. Find out why...
Pelvic Bone Ski Disaster, Will She Ski Again? | Head Above Water, Ep. 1
27th of February 2011 Marja Persson stood on the start of
the Kirkwood FWT, ready to kick some ass. Instead she broke her pelvis in
several places, vertebra, 5 ribs and ripped her spleen. One and a half
years later in October 2012 she had to have another operation to fix one of the
unhealed pelvic bones. The rehab road is windy and it doesn’t always go as
planned. We will let you come along on that long and bumpy road with the goal
to get back to the glorious life of skiing without pain.
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