November 8, 2011
In 2004, Josh Dueck was paralyzed from the waist down after overshooting a jump. At the time, he was an aspiring coach in the Canadian freestyle skiing world, working with young talents like Riley Leboe, TJ Schiller, Justin Dorey and Josh Bibby.
After his injury, Dueck learned how to sit-ski. Six years later, he was competing in the Olympics. He won silver in the slalom and the ensuing media attention lead to talks with Mike Douglas about doing a Salomon Freeski TV webisode.
Douglas thought he had such a good story, he decided to make a short film about Dueck with cinematographer Jeff Thomas. The film, "The Freedom Chair," which tells Dueck’s inspirational story, can be downloaded to your ipad here.
Watch the Salomon Freeki TV episode above.
Tetongravity.com interviewed Dueck in September. Read the interview here.