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To the Edge and Back: My Story from Organ Transplant Survivor to Olympic Snowboarder

To the Edge and Back: My Story from Organ Transplant Survivor to Olympic Snowboarder by Chris Klug 0786714220 9780786714223
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Displaying faith, courage, and perseverance, snowboard racer Chris Klug battled for years to have his extreme sport accepted in the mainstream. He rose through the World Cup ranks and won a bronze medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics less than two years after undergoing a lifesaving liver transplant. Not since Lance Armstrongs Its Not About the Bike has a stricken athletes story been as poised to transcend the sport. In 1996, during snowboardings World Cup season, Chris was diagnosed with primary sclerosing cholangitis-the same disease that would cause the death of his childhood hero, football great Walter Payton. His four-year wait for a donor came to an end when his rapidly failing liver prompted doctors to move him up on the transplant list. With the shooting death of a thirteen-year-old boy, Chris was given the organ that gave him a second chance at life. From his youth as a high school football hero, to his campaign for snowboardings acceptance, and through surgery, recovery, and Olympic glory, every setback and victory in Chris Klugs ride is riveting. To the Edge and Back will be cherished as a story of an athlete who represents the best of the human spirit.

Author: Chris Klug

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 360

Publisher: Da Capo Press

Publication Date: 2004-11-05

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