Snowboarder Kevin Pearce, who suffered a brain injury while training for the Vancouver Winter Olympics, has made an incredible recovery. After the injury in late December, Pearce was in critical condition. Just four months later, he is able to walk and talk without difficulty. He spoke with NBC's Tom Brokaw about his experience.
Pearce said watching the Olympics was difficult.
He also hopes that his ordeal doesn't keep children from trying snowboarding because it has brought him so much joy, and he wouldn't change anything about his career, even the accident. But what Pearce is most excited about are his plans to return to snowboarding as soon as he can.
- Kevin Pearce
- Vancouver Winter Olympics
- Tom Brokaw