Back in 2006, BMX pro Kurt Yaeger was exiting a freeway on his motorcycle when a car two lanes over blindly swerved to exit at the last minute. “I was in hospital missing a leg, but my back was broken, my ribs were broken, my ACL and MCL in my good leg weren’t working… I was just stuck there,” Yaeger said afterwards.
His response was inspirational. He signed up for the skeleton for the Paralympics, he started acting, including a role in U.S. drama ‘Sons of Anarchy’ (as Greg the Peg in series 5) and he is still riding high-level BMX, blowing peoples’ minds with an artificial leg that he has customised himself. His latest goal? “I really want to flip the MegaRamp.”
With Yaeger, you just know he will pull it off.