I'd like to tell you a little story.
The last time I saw this young man, Kodiene Williams was in the hospital in Vancouver. Kody was recovering from a Traumatic Brain Injury, and I was at two speaking gigs in Vancouver. Kody was treated with the same brain bolt I was by Miracle Myp
One year later, I am picking him up at the Salt Lake City airport to go film together for the documentary Helmets are Cool. (released next fall)
When I read about Kody's crash on Facebook right before Christmas at the end of 2016 I clearly remeber sitting on the floor of my living room slamming the floor. It wasn't fair this halfpipe snowboarder was dying. It wasn't fair, it wasn't fair.
The next day I got an email from Miracle Myp: "Jamie, can I send your contact and video out to another patients family?
Jamie: "Myp of course! I have cleared you so many times haha! You can send my recovery out to any family!"
Then I received an email:
Jocelyn Williams: Jamie, I just wanted to let you know you are such an inspiration. I pray at your picture on the wall every day and will only let my family sit at the tables where you are on the placemats. I can only hope and pray my son has a recovery like yours.
I read the email and teared up. It was one of the most moving moments in my life.
A few months later in Vancouver I met Kody and his family at the hospital.
Meeting Kody in Vancouver General Hospital witth Miracle Myp.
I stayed in touch with Kody and his mom since, and wanted to connect Kody to the High Fives Foundation film, Helmets are Cool.
filming Helmets are Cool in Park City
Bring it back to the present moment.
Jocelyn, your prayers were answered. Kody was a wonderful guest to have at our house! You would never be able to tell he had any story just by meeting him.
Kody had a wonderful recovery, and I made a new friend for life.
Kody doing rehab at Vancouver General hospital taking a picture next to my picture on a pole
kody and me at Park City
It was wonderful to be able to use our experiences to promotoes a cause, and of course to see each other again.
-Jamie "MoCrazy" Crane-Mauzy
retired professional skier, brain injury survivor, talk show hows and motivator
co-founder First Family Flight