Unable to speak, snowboarder Mark McMorris grabbed a pen and paper as he recovered in a hospital bed after he crashed into a tree.
His jaw was broken , along with his arm, pelvis and ribs during a trick gone wrong last March while filming in the British Columbia backcountry. His spleen also ruptured and his lung collapsed.
McMorris scribbled a note to the medical team taking care of him: "Will I be able to snowboard again?"
Definitely, they responded.
"That's all I needed to hear to push through that terrible time," McMorris said.
Nearly a year later, he's heading to the Winter Games in South Korea to represent Canada in slopestyle...