It's just a matter of when." Pearce did get clearance to ride a surfboard, with Weintraub and his team telling Pearce to stick to small waves, avoid coral and wear a helmet.When the one-year anniversary of his crash arrives this week, that is exactly what Pearce intends to be doing, with his family in Costa Rica."It's going to be like a big celebration for everyone," says his older brother Adam, who left his job as a snowboard coach to be at Kevin's side full-time this past year."It will be nice knowing we're not in the hospital that night (of New Year's Eve) wondering if he's going to live." Pearce doesn't recall anything from the first weeks of 2010.i love kevin pearce, when i heard about his accident i was so devistated i love shaun white but i really wanted kevin pearce to win the gold at the olympics because he is just so amazing.
He is my idol and it would be my life dream to meet him because he is such an inspiring person!They were taking training runs on a halfpipe in Park City, Utah, many of them, including Pearce, stoking hopes they would compete at the Vancouver Olympics less than two months away. He remembers nothing about that day, the day life delivered a twist that turned Pearce's existence into a contradiction: Profoundly unlucky, yet also incredibly lucky. "I can talk, I can walk, I can do all the things that I would hope I could do." Save for one. "The fact that no one will let me do it yet, it's really kind of hard to deal with, just because it really is my life and it was everything for me for the last 15 years," says Pearce, 23, who grew up in Vermont. At a recent checkup at Craig Hospital near Denver, where Pearce spent two months rehabilitating, doctors advised that he wait.At the top of the halfpipe, Pearce and Luke Mitrani played rock-paper-scissors to determine who would drop in first. The lucky is what Pearce focuses on a year after crashing his helmet-clad head on the halfpipe while attempting a gold-standard trick, the double cork. "We had to explain to Kevin that he absolutely cannot take another hit to his head, as there could be some potential devastating circumstances," says Dr.Otherwise, Fuel TV is webcasting it live in HD, you can watch it on the Red Bull webcast, or if you have Direct TV you might find it on MSG TV. On Thursday, February 5th, 16 of the world’s best snowboarders will compete for their piece of the massive 0,000 prize purse at Red Bull Snowscrapers.Athletes will compete against the majestic backdrop of the New York City skyline in the East River Park from 6-9 pm.