Pro skier Max Mancini transforms his tragedy into gift for others

Posted By: The Ski Channel on October 23, 2009 7:20 am

Max Mancini endured one of the greatest tragedies imaginable. He was involved in an automobile accident that claimed the life of his pregnant girlfriend, Molly Jackson. He was rushed to St. Anthony’s Hospital in Denver where he underwent surgery to remove blood clots in his brain. A horrific, terrible incident.

But Max has done what many in his situation would not have. He has turned this tragedy into a gift for the community by developing a camp for sick children called “Life Turns”. This camp lets children who spend most of their time in the hospital see, and experience, the outdoors. They can ski, and enjoy many more winter activities while making new friends too. “Skiing for me has been such a tremendous therapy for every thing I have been through, it has given me so much and it is my hope that I can share that with others,” Mancini said.

Additionally, Max has developed a new ski, the Rossignol freeheel Pro Model ski. All the royalties he gets from it will be donated to the Children’s Hospital in Denver. For every pair sold, Rossignol will give 20% to the hospital too.

It is truly unbelievable how Max Mancini has committed himself to the well-being of the community. Here’s to an amazing man, we wish him nothing but the best.