My Journey from Injury to the Canadian Rockies
Dec 4, 2015 at 12:43 am #3368529Emylene VanderVeldenBPL Member
Companion forum thread to: My Journey from Injury to the Canadian Rockies
In February of 2015, a traumatic farming accident landed me in the hospital. Three 1800 pound (816 kg) bulls crushed my entire upper body between two steel cattle panels and left me physically broken and devastated. This is the story of my return to the backcountry. It includes information about my recovery and training, the story of my re-entry trip in the Canadian Rockies, and of course, my gear list!Dec 5, 2015 at 6:55 am #3368735Ryan TuckerBPL Member
Thanks so much for sharing. Very inspirational.Dec 5, 2015 at 10:01 am #3368763IanBPL Member
So very sorry about your injury but it was wonderful to read about your recovery and return to wilderness. Photos were wonderful.
Best wishes.Dec 6, 2015 at 2:24 am #3368886Emylene VanderVeldenBPL Member
My hope is someone out there who goes through an injury finds their way to the backcountry as a result. I was very fortunate in how little permanent damage happened but I cannot put a price on how much my friends, family, physiotherapist, acupuncturist, chiropractor, massage therapist and medical doctor did to support me healing properly.Nov 29, 2016 at 10:33 am #3437803William ChiltonBPL Member
I missed this first time round – perhaps many others missed it too, since it deserves many more comments. An inspiring read.Apr 9, 2018 at 6:00 am #3529560AK GranolaBPL Member
I just read this after reading your West coast story. You are one tough lady! Thanks for writing. It’s very inspiring- I have a lot of pain, but nothing like you’ve been through.
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