After losing his leg to cancer as a young adult, Jon Wilson struggled with feeling broken. Challenging himself in the outdoors presented a possible remedy. Today, crutching up and skiing down mountains at night provides a distinct backdrop for Jon to explore, accept, and embrace the idea of “brokenness,” allowing him to find a more sincere, vulnerable and honest connection with life.

It’s ok to be broken. After all, the real power of being broken is knowing you can survive it again.

This brought tears to my eyes.

I broke in my own way in my early twenties. As he says,

And while I would never wish it on anyone, I would never trade in my scars,


Without what I experienced I wouldn’t be the me I am today. The me I am, mostly, proud to be.