Sarah Burke – Winter X Games 2012 Tribute

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“The brave do not live forever, but the cautious do not live at all”

There is a pure, unadulterated joy we all experience when we do something we love.

An infectious happiness that is impossible to deny.

Sarah Burke learned that at an early age, and would spend all of her energy trying to teach the rest of us.

Her triumphs on skis always brought us to her our feet.

Her willingness to help competitors defied our expectations. Her determination to grow her sport took it to new heights, and brought us along for the ride. And her smile, her smile could brighten even our darkest hour.

In her 29 years, Sarah taught us many things: How to persevere, how to overcome, how to succeed.

But Sarah’s true lesson and her greatest gift was showing us all… how to live.


[YouTubeUlar] <— 2,252 Watching something like this when you think action sports athletes are invincible is surprising. Watching this when you personally know the guy who just broke his femur is heart wrenchingly difficult. Ouch to Chad Kagy... I'm glad the Tabron's (<— Also broken) could put you up for an elongated beach stay. Enjoy your cookies. It is great to hear you in such good spirits in this [ESPN Interview]