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Snowboarder Kevin Pearce and Filmmaker Lucy Walker on "The Crash Reel"

Friday, July 12, 2013

Kevin Pearce, former US Champion snowboarder, talks about the terrible crash he had while training for the 2010 Winter Olympics that left him with a traumatic brain injury. He’s joined by Lucy Walker, director of the documentary “The Crash Reel,” which tells the story of Pearce’s recovery and life since the accident. “The Crash Reel” airs July 15 at 9 pm on HBO.

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Kevin Pearce and Lucy Walker

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Comments [3]

Timothy LoDolce from Ski Town USA Truckee, CA

Very uplifting story. Kevin and his family are to be commended for allowing us into their private lives during some very dire times. Kevin is an inspiring young man and now reaching out to other athletes who have suffered traumatic head injuries and advising them, as he has, to make a change in their lives since they will never be the same no matter how hard they try...and...it's just not worth the risk or what their families will be put through once again. Great job Lucy Walker!

Jul. 17 2013 10:38 AM
Tammy Joslyn from Reston, VA

Watched the doc tonight. Cannot express adequately just how beautifully the story was told. Excellent work Lucy Walker! What a wonderful family Kevin has. Thanks to Kevin for being so honest about the challenges he's had living with an altered brain.

May your film win every award available. May families going through similar situations find hope. May all of us appreciated that life as we know it can change in an instant and what comes next... well... may only be fully understood while watching in the rear view mirror!

Jul. 15 2013 11:47 PM
Ruth K from NYC

I live with TBI dating back to a car accident in 1998. At the time, the TBI was not able to be documented by any tests (MRI wasn't "fine" enough), and I wonder if that is still true. It made a huge impact on my life, when the mediator involved with me case chose to ignore all the neurology reports (there was NO DOUBT that I had suffered a TBI) and say that I was lying.

Jul. 12 2013 01:20 PM

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