Apr 8, 2021
“My story is a miraculous recovery because I beat every expectation for what was going to happen. We believe we can share some of these guides to help others have a miraculous recovery from what they're going through. Because, as I say, a lot of my luck was created. You can create your own luck if you take the steps to build it, and climb an alternative peak.”
Jamie Crane-Mauzy—better known as Jamie MoCrazy, a name she’ll explain early in this week’s show—has lived most of her life on the slopes. She started skiing at age 1, and by 18, had gone pro as a slopestyle and halfpipe skier.
Everything changed in 2015, when she crashed at the World Tour Finals and sustained a traumatic brain injury. Her condition was so severe the medical team had even written her fatality report.
She survived—and after a 10-day coma, embarked on an extensive, years-long recovery process. Of course, re-learning to walk, talk, and interact socially were difficult. But one of the biggest emotional struggles, Jamie says, came when she realized she would no longer be competing as a pro athlete.
Coming to terms with that major life shift involved the support of a loving family, professional mental-health treatment, and finding a greater purpose—educating and motivating others, including survivors of traumatic brain injury and their caregivers, through the MoCrazy Strong organization. It’s a different kind of mountain to climb, Jamie says, but one that’s ultimately incredibly rewarding and fulfilling.
**Please note that this episode contains descriptions of trauma that some people may find unsettling. If you want to avoid this content, skip from 6:30 to 19:30.
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