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CORY AND THE 540 SNAP

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Some of the Familia are prone to injury more than others simply by the sport they do. One such person is Cory and this clip shows him trying out a 540 on the Vert and although he makes it round and looks clean away unfortunately there is a big injury. We are not going to spoil it but if you have read his Biog you might already know…

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MARATHON OF HOPE

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This is not a new story to many of you but we wanted to share the video of Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope up on bINSPIRED as it is truly a once in a generation story and well worth 9 minutes of your time if you have it to spare. If ever there was a reason to feel a little bit better about life and find some meaning to a bad day in the office then this is it so sit back and enjoy.

ALI COGHILL

LIFE ABOVE THE FOLD

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For all of you who like things a little chillier Ali is now a writer for “Life Above the Fold”… Check out some great photography.

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MOMENTS OF HEROISM

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In case you still had doubts about the way natural disasters can bring out the best in people, consider the heroic actions of Hideaki Akaiwa. On March 11, Akaiwa was several miles away at work when the tsunami flooded his town — where his wife was — with up to 10 feet of water. The 43-year-old Japanese man, who met his wife of 20 years while surfing in a local bay, wasn’t about to lose her to any type of wave.

Unwilling to wait for authorities to act, Akaiwa put on a wetsuit and scuba gear, dove into the freezing, cloudy water, and headed for the site of his former home. He swam amidst dangerous debris like shattered cars, downed electrical lines and collapsed buildings. “The water felt very cold, dark and scary,” he told the Los Angeles Times. “I had to swim about 200 yards to her, which was quite difficult with all the floating wreckage.”

Akaiwa located his wife in their destroyed house, saving her life. But that’s not all. Several days later, having been unable to find his mother at local shelters, he went wading back into the water and made a similar rescue, locating his mother trapped on the second floor of her flooded house. And he didn’t stop there: Akaiwa continues to search for survivors who may need help, according to the Toronto Star.

Read the full article by Maia Szalavitz at Healthland

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