I’m Pekka. A 21 years old guy. Injured pretty damn seriously 28.4.2010.
That is a date I remember well, even though I can’t remember anything that happened that day. I have heard some stories from my friends about how it happened: I had yelled from the lift “I go one more time, this’s the last one”, and the last one it was. I did it because the switch doublecork 10′s I had done were a bit unstable. Sw doubles were an easy trick for me, but that day was windy and a really strong blast of wind grasped me and I landed way too far, over-rotating my trick. In the crash, I broke my helmet (the Sweetest black thing, that saved my life), I gained a serious / extremely serious brain injury and sank into a coma for 17 days. Next thing I know, was laying in the hospital, next summer.
The rehabilitating process has been a rough one to me, but I have still been able to rehabilitate myself amazingly fast! The biggest weaknesses the injury brought along are my memory problems, which have fallen away majorly, and balance problems, which have also fallen away pretty much too. The predictions I got from doctors were pretty dark: Will be able to walk in 2 years, might not be able to ski ever again and I don’t know the whole list. But what I do know: walked after about 6 MONTHS after the crash and skied for the first time after 11 months. So that’s the thing in a nutshell, follow my rehabilitation in the blog!