Snowboarder Kevin Pearce Shares the Crash Reel
From Gold Medal Contender to Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor
With a snowboarding gold medal in sight, Kevin Pearce suffered a traumatic brain injury after a gruesome fall and began a never-ending fight to recover. He shared his story at St. Francis College September 23 and showed part of a documentary on his struggle, The Crash Reel.
Pearce was a world champion snowboarder before his injury, and a strong contender to win gold in the 2010 Vancouver Olympics when his accident happened. The Crash Reel takes an honest look at the dangers of extreme sports and the lives of the athletes and their families who risk their lives for the thrill of victory and the support of their fans.
Learn more about Kevin and his fight to help people recover from traumatic brain injuries at http://thecrashreel.com.
The event was organized by Professor Emily Horowitz for her Senior Citizen Lecture Series and is co-sponsored by the departments of Communication Arts and American Studies.
St. Francis College, founded in 1859 by the Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn, is located in Brooklyn Heights, N.Y. Since its founding, the College has pursued its Franciscan mission to provide an affordable, high-quality education to students from New York City’s five boroughs and beyond.
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