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" You know you've made it to the big time when you're on a cereal box. "
" I travel a lot. I didn't want to be stuck sitting in my office managing the business. "
" It is definitely easier to deal with injuries on the mental side after you've had a few of them, since you are aware of the recovery process. "
" Having already used a Fox shock in my Moto Knee, the prosthetic leg I developed, I knew that I would take advantage of Fox's superior suspension dynamics in the Versa Foot as well. "
" Never did I ever think I would be competing on a snowboard out here in X Games. "
" I love being outdoors and trekking around. "
" I've had several broken bones and sprains throughout my career, but the one that really changed things was when I wrecked in 2008 during a Pro Snocross competition. I was thrown from my machine and landed on my left leg and caused a 180 degree hyperextension of my knee joint. "
" I bought my first dirt bike when I was 12, and I started racing motocross when I was 15 and started getting pretty successful. Then I started racing snowmobiles at 17 and decided I wanted to focus on that and see if I can make a career at it. "
" I take a ton of pride in what our flag and our anthem stands for. "
" Not a day goes by when I don't wish I had both legs. "
" Fox and I go way back... I got to know the Fox folks pretty well as the result of spending time at races with them over the years. "
" I'm helping people do things they haven't done since they had two good legs, and that's worth it right there. "
" Snowboarding and skiing are big adaptive sports, so that's kind of a market that I wanted to make our equipment used for. "
" I didn't even think about snowboarding until after my accident. "
" I am the owner of my prosthetic manufacturing business, BioDapt, which manufactures lower-limb prosthetics for sports. "
" Snowboarding has taken me so many different places. "
" I remember my dad telling me that if I wanted to start racing motocross, I had to get a job and pay for it myself. So I did. As soon as I was able to drive myself to work, I got into racing motocross at age 15. "
" Being an athlete, my job was to physically perform. "
" The thing that really stands out is that my parents taught me right from the start, if you want something in life, you need to work for it. "
" For the most part, if you're willing to work hard enough, you can recover from most injuries. Having that mentality really helps you keep moving forward. "
" Building prosthetics that allow people to get back to the fun activities in life is as rewarding a job as I can imagine. It's just as fulfilling for me as winning at the racetrack. "
" The crazy part, with all of the surgeries I had, I retained water from the IV fluids, and I gained 60 pounds. I was 247 pounds at my maximum. I couldn't even touch my face because my joints were swollen. I was so big, it was ridiculous - just insane. "
" I'm a huge patriot, and what holds a lot of value for me is to be part of Team U.S.A. "
" For my equipment, we're not about running. We're about wheels, action sports, and that type of thing. So we want range of motion and shock absorption. The foot itself has 28 degrees of ankle motion as you press into it or you put weight into it. A typical running or walking foot has kind of around 10 to 12, at max, flex at the toe. "
" I was in the garage fixin' things, and I'm like, what better project than building your own leg? "
" I know firsthand the way that Fox supports their athletes because they've been there for me since the beginning. I know that I can count on them. "
" To be on the world stage carrying our flag and representing the U.S. Paralympic Team is a huge honor. "
" I ended up winning a silver medal at the Summer X Games Adaptive Supercross seven months after my injury - on a leg that I built. "
" Once I started feeling better and healthier and learned to walk on my first prosthetic leg, I realised I'm not going to be satisfied with just walking around. "
" For riding a snowmobile, you need to have your knee bent. It needs to absorb the impact of riding over bumps, to allow yourself to stand up or sit down, balance side to side. "
" After snowboarding a fair bit in 2011 and 2012 to test equipment, I got pretty good at it, and some friends at Adaptive Action Sports talked me into competing at the exhibition event at the Winter X Games in the adaptive boardercross. I was able to step up my game pretty quick and compete. I took last place, but knew I could improve. "