Posted: Monday, June 25, 2012 10:06:20 PM
Olympic hopeful Aubrie Mindock learned to ski at the age of 2 and by 12 years old she knew that she would one day be a professional skier and an Olympian. By 15 years old Aubrie was well on her way to the Olympics when she took a bad fall that almost killed her. With no help in sight Aubrie was forced to find a way to save herself. With severe injuries Aubrie was told that she would never ski again but this young athlete decided to try skiing once more and ended up making a comeback.
By 18 years old Aubrie was a professional skier and was on her way to Nationals when she had another fall at Winter Park Ski Resort. Lying lifeless on the snow paramedics rushed to Aubrie's side while her family watched from below, helpless. Aubrie however found herself in Heaven and was safe with God.
With a broken neck, a fractured skull, a serious concussion, a broken arm and a broken knee it seemed that Aubrie might never walk again. She was told that she would never ski again and that she had to figure something else to do with her life. Aubrie was not about to take no for an answer and before she knew it she was back up on skis and in competition. Against all odds Aubrie even made it to Nationals where she placed 5th.
Today Aubrie is known for her fighting spirit and her will to survive. She is an inspiration to those who know her story. With her new book "Back Up On Skis" Aubrie is able to show the world that it is not how many times you fall that count, it's how many times you get back up that matter. Aubrie beat the odds and today she has proven that when you want something bad enough, you will get it.