Public statement from the parents of injured snowboarder Kevin Pearce

Posted By: Steve Bellamy on January 3, 2010 4:47 pm

Two days ago, US snowboard star, Kevin Pearce was involved in an accident at Park City Ski Resort that has left him in critical condition with brain trauma.  Pearce had his helmet, but obviously when you are double flipping the impact is hard.  He hit his head right about the eye on the corner of the icy wall. 

Pearce is one of the most popular and loved athletes in the ski and snowboard industry and has had an enormous out pouring of support.  That support prompted this statement from his parents Pia and Simon Pearce.

“We have been overwhelmed with the outpouring of love and support from Kevin’s friends, family, and fans from every corner of the world. We thank each and every one of you for your kind thoughts, messages and prayers.  We would like to extend our most heartfelt thanks to Kevin’s doctors and nurses for all they have done and all they continue to do.  Kevin is the most extraordinary and determined son any two parents could hope for and it is wonderful to see how loved he is.”

We will continue to keep people updated as information come available.