To the Edge and Back: My Story from Organ Transplant Survivor to Olympic Snowboarder

To the Edge and Back My Story from Organ Transplant Survivor to Olympic Snowboarder Displaying faith courage and perseverance snowboard racer Chris Klug battled for years to have his extreme sport accepted in the mainstream He rose through the World Cup ranks and won a bronze meda

  • Title: To the Edge and Back: My Story from Organ Transplant Survivor to Olympic Snowboarder
  • Author: Chris Klug SteveJackson
  • ISBN: 9780786714223
  • Page: 389
  • Format: Paperback
  • Displaying faith, courage, and perseverance, snowboard racer Chris Klug battled for years to have his extreme sport accepted in the mainstream He rose through the World Cup ranks and won a bronze medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics less than two years after undergoing a lifesaving liver transplant Not since Lance Armstrong s It s Not About the Bike has a stricken athleteDisplaying faith, courage, and perseverance, snowboard racer Chris Klug battled for years to have his extreme sport accepted in the mainstream He rose through the World Cup ranks and won a bronze medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics less than two years after undergoing a lifesaving liver transplant Not since Lance Armstrong s It s Not About the Bike has a stricken athlete s story been as poised to transcend the sport In 1996, during snowboarding s World Cup season, Chris was diagnosed with primary sclerosing cholangitis the same disease that would cause the death of his childhood hero, football great Walter Payton His four year wait for a donor came to an end when his rapidly failing liver prompted doctors to move him up on the transplant list With the shooting death of a thirteen year old boy, Chris was given the organ that gave him a second chance at life From his youth as a high school football hero, to his campaign for snowboarding s acceptance, and through surgery, recovery, and Olympic glory, every setback and victory in Chris Klug s ride is riveting To the Edge and Back will be cherished as a story of an athlete who represents the best of the human spirit.

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    • Since I am a transplant recipient I was interested in reading Chris Klug's account of his own transplant and subsequent Olympic victory. Klug was always extremely athletic and competitive. He took great care of his body and worked hard to become a world ranked snowboarder. When he was diagnosed with PCS and was told he would need a liver transplant at some point, he was incredulous. But he bonced back and didn't take the bad news lying down. Rather, he worked harder than ever to make sure his Ol [...]


    • So what can a patient do after a lifesaving organ transplant? This amazing story of Chris Klug’s return to Olympic level athletic competition after his liver transplant in 2000 serves as an inspiration to all of us that we can do just about anything we set our minds to. During his young life devoting everything he has to a love of the then new sport of snowboarding, Chris had come to know the “thrill of victory and the agony of defeat” and with that, the injuries and pains that come with s [...]


    • Watching Chris Klug in the Olympics back in 2002, his story of being a liver transplant recipient fascinated me as the commentators gave a brief summary of his rise to success after his major health issues. Now that I've worked in the field of organ transplant for over a decade, finding this book and being reintroduced to his story allows me to see his accomplishments from a different perspective than 15 years ago. The book also goes much further in depth than the brief TV spots during the Olymp [...]



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