I’m not sure what else to say. I don’t normally get sentimental/emotional here at MDHT (unless it involves kittens), but I honestly can say that the news of Sarah Burke’s death has left me positively shocked and saddened. She was not only an unbelievable athlete to the skiing community, but she was a pioneer in the world of women’s sports and did so much to gain equal recognition and participation for women freestyle skiers.
If you’re feeling generous and are able to, seriously consider heading over to her family’s Give Forward page, which is helping to raise funds to cover the astronomical medical bills they incurred during Sarah’s hospital stay.
Oh, and if you really want to just curl up into a ball and have yourself a good cry, please feel free to watch Sarah and her husband Rory’s wedding video: