At the age of 2 Aubrie Mindock learned to ski and by age 5 she won her first ski race. At age 12 Aubrie knew that she was going to become a professional skier and by 15 she was well on her way to the Olympics when she had her first fall that almost killed her. Aubrie knew that there was no one around to save her or help her. Her and her brother Austin were all alone so Aubrie decided that since she didn't want her brother to watch her die that she was going to do whatever it took to save herself.
Aubrie not only managed to save her own life, she also got back up on her skis and turned pro at 18. She was also the top competitor and was definatly going to make the Olympics and was on her way to Nationals when she fell again but this time during an important competition. Aubrie ended up dying and the paramedics had to save her before getting her off the mountain. Aubrie's parents watched from below, wondering if they would ever see Aubrie alive again.
Aubrie once again beat the odds and she proved that no matter how many times you fall, you must always get back up. Aubrie is my hero because she never gives up and she always strives to be the best she can be in life.
Another reason Aubrie Mindock is my hero is because she was severely bullied in school but she overcame all of it and today she is reaching out to kids who are currently being bullied, like me. She made a website called www.backuponskisagainstbullying.blog.com
and she talks about how to overcome any challenge that stands in your way.
Because of Aubrie, I am able to face all of my fears and I have become a better person. I am glad that Aubrie wrote her book, "Back Up On Skis" because she is now able to reach out to the world about her amazing success story.
If Aubrie ever finds this site or this blog I hope that she knows that she is a really good inspiration and a really good person. She has changed my life forever and she is a good role model.