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Riley Poor's Recovery ...
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Riley Poor's Recovery Blog
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In this Friday, April 3, 2009, photo, Riley Poor lifts weights at Craig Rehabilitation Hospital in the south Denver suburb of Englewood, Colo. Poor is a 26-year-old freeskier turned cinematographer who has worked with the biggest names in action sports, capturing award-winning images on peaks all over the world. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The bright orange stickers were plastered all over at the Winter X Games, affixed to helmets, buildings, tops of skis, even on the seat of a chairlift.
Emblazoned on the decals were two neon words: Riley Poor
A new energy drink perhaps? Or the latest line of must-have skiing attire?
Turns out Riley Poor is a 26-year-old skier turned cinematographer who's worked with the biggest names in action sports, capturing award-winning images on peaks all over the world.
But he was conspicuously absent from January's Winter X Games in Aspen, represented instead by the swarm of orange stickers - a show of affection by friends.
Poor could only watch the competition from a hospital bed as he recovers from a spinal cord injury that's left him paralyzed from the chest down. He did a back flip into an indoor pool after a night of celebrating with buddies following a Winter Dew Tour stop in mid-January at Mount Snow in Vermont, slamming his head against the bottom.
Now, Poor's going through rehab at Craig Hospital, a Denver facility that specializes in spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries.
His strength is steadily returning. Poor can lift his hands and make a weak grip. He also can wiggle his toes - with concentration.
Poor's rehab regimen is arduous, with hours a day spent lifting weights, doing pool therapy and other exercises.
"I've just always had this feeling that I'd have this amazing test in my life, that I would walk away from victorious," said Poor, who's blogging about his recovery on a Web site set up for him by Freeskier Magazine.
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"Don't worry," Poor said, sipping Gatorade offered to him by his longtime girlfriend, Katrina Bobier, who is perpetually by his side.
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The free-spirited freeskier sauntered down a quiet hospital corridor, screaming out "Ri-lanus" - his nickname for Poor - to locate his room.
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"I knew right then," said Hall, who's spent countless hours filming with Poor in the backcountry.
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"I knew it was the same old Riley."
The same old Riley is the one they call "Shrek" because of his ability to carry loads of gear on a shoot into remote locations.
He's the one they want filming on the mountain due to his vision and concern for safety. Poor won't make them do something he wouldn't attempt himself.
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Poor grew up in Crested Butte hoping to be the next Tommy Moe.
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Poor did the ski team thing, had sponsors like K2 and Oakley backing him. He thought that was his future.
Then he met Seth Morrison, a rock star in the extreme skiing realm. Morrison hollered at him one day from a chairlift at Crested Butte, inviting Poor into a world he'd only been able to admire through watching ski movies.
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And Poor jumped on board for the ride.
Ditching ski racing, he dabbled in freeskiing, which was evolving from moguls and aerials to big-air and big-mountain competitions.
It was right up Poor's alley.
Then he saw Hall in action.
At a competition at Snowbird in Utah, Poor, who was 17 at the time, gawked in disbelief at this blond-haired kid performing unthinkable maneuvers.
Time for a career change.
"I was like, 'I'm not capable of being in this game if it's going to be played like that,'" Poor said.
Soon after, he landed an internship with Matchstick Productions, an action sports-film company. He borrowed money earmarked for college, purchasing an $8,000 movie camera. His career was launched.
On one of his first assignments, he captured snowmobiler Jay Quinlan leaping over a spillway of a dam, soaring nearly 80 feet in the air.
Not only did it make Matchstick's movie that year, it set a tone: Poor doesn't miss his shots.
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Dumont and Poor have collaborated quite a bit in recent years. They were in the middle of filming a documentary entitled "Transitions" when Poor was injured.
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Poor was part of the crew for "Poor Boyz Productions" (the name's a coincidence) that filmed "Reasons," which was named ski film of the year at the 2009 Powder Video Awards.
He hopes for that honor again.
"I'm realizing I'm going to be OK," said Poor, who's also the ski team manager of Nike 6.0, a youth-driven, action-sports sector of the company. "My plan is to walk out of here. But even if I spend the rest of my life in a wheelchair, it's going to open up a lot of doors and opportunities for me."
Poor can recall every aspect of the accident.
He was at Mount Snow that day capturing images of Dumont winning the superpipe for the documentary.
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Poor was transported to a hospital in Albany, N.Y., where he had surgery to fuse some vertebrae.
After that, he was transferred to Craig to begin his rehab.
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Then Riley has this happen.
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Poor grew up admiring McConkey, who helped him get a foot in the ski-industry door.
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Shane took that to the next level," Poor said.
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They are renting a great apartment in the 'nice part' of San Pedro, and Riley is loving the spacious floor plan (lots of rehabilitative laps in his chair) and the view (they overlook the bustling harbor, where tugboats hurry around 24/7 to orchestrate the coming and going of huge container ships - a novelty to a mountain man like Riley to say the least).
They've remained very busy since their arrival running daily errands; some of their favorite destinations: Whole Foods, Bed Bath & Beyond, Target, and Riley's new primary care doctor's office in Redondo Beach for 3x/week administration of his blood-thinners (as he still remains at risk for blood clots). Katrina has continued to be 'the busiest woman on Earth,' doing, well, everything, and Riley has been logging a ton of active wheelchair time-his arms have been sore (in a good way) every morning from pushing pushing pushing.
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Other than that, Riley just wanted me to relay his best sentiments to you all ... he is still without internet access at the new apartment, but it should be up and running within the next couple of days, at which point he'll be able to re-insert himself into the web world (working on his Macbook Pro is becoming easier and easier, by the way). He remains eternally grateful to all of you for the support, good vibes, and friendship.
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Take a pause for the cause and show your love for friend, partner and ski industry staple, Riley Poor, to help Riley get back on his feet.
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In this Friday, April 3, 2009, photo, Riley Poor lifts weights at Craig Rehabilitation Hospital in the south Denver suburb of Englewood, Colo. Poor is a 26-year-old freeskier turned cinematographer who has worked with the biggest names in action sports, capturing award-winning images on peaks all over the world. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The bright orange stickers were plastered all over at the Winter X Games, affixed to helmets, buildings, tops of skis, even on the seat of a chairlift.
Emblazoned on the decals were two neon words: Riley Poor
A new energy drink perhaps? Or the latest line of must-have skiing attire?
Turns out Riley Poor is a 26-year-old skier turned cinematographer who's worked with the biggest names in action sports, capturing award-winning images on peaks all over the world.
But he was conspicuously absent from January's Winter X Games in Aspen, represented instead by the swarm of orange stickers - a show of affection by friends.
Poor could only watch the competition from a hospital bed as he recovers from a spinal cord injury that's left him paralyzed from the chest down. He did a back flip into an indoor pool after a night of celebrating with buddies following a Winter Dew Tour stop in mid-January at Mount Snow in Vermont, slamming his head against the bottom.
Now, Poor's going through rehab at Craig Hospital, a Denver facility that specializes in spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries.
His strength is steadily returning. Poor can lift his hands and make a weak grip. He also can wiggle his toes - with concentration.
Poor's rehab regimen is arduous, with hours a day spent lifting weights, doing pool therapy and other exercises.
"I've just always had this feeling that I'd have this amazing test in my life, that I would walk away from victorious," said Poor, who's blogging about his recovery on a Web site set up for him by Freeskier Magazine.
...
"Don't worry," Poor said, sipping Gatorade offered to him by his longtime girlfriend, Katrina Bobier, who is perpetually by his side.
...
The free-spirited freeskier sauntered down a quiet hospital corridor, screaming out "Ri-lanus" - his nickname for Poor - to locate his room.
...
"I knew right then," said Hall, who's spent countless hours filming with Poor in the backcountry.
...
"I knew it was the same old Riley."
The same old Riley is the one they call "Shrek" because of his ability to carry loads of gear on a shoot into remote locations.
He's the one they want filming on the mountain due to his vision and concern for safety. Poor won't make them do something he wouldn't attempt himself.
...
Poor grew up in Crested Butte hoping to be the next Tommy Moe.
...
Poor did the ski team thing, had sponsors like K2 and Oakley backing him. He thought that was his future.
Then he met Seth Morrison, a rock star in the extreme skiing realm. Morrison hollered at him one day from a chairlift at Crested Butte, inviting Poor into a world he'd only been able to admire through watching ski movies.
...
And Poor jumped on board for the ride.
Ditching ski racing, he dabbled in freeskiing, which was evolving from moguls and aerials to big-air and big-mountain competitions.
It was right up Poor's alley.
Then he saw Hall in action.
At a competition at Snowbird in Utah, Poor, who was 17 at the time, gawked in disbelief at this blond-haired kid performing unthinkable maneuvers.
Time for a career change.
"I was like, 'I'm not capable of being in this game if it's going to be played like that,'" Poor said.
Soon after, he landed an internship with Matchstick Productions, an action sports-film company. He borrowed money earmarked for college, purchasing an $8,000 movie camera. His career was launched.
On one of his first assignments, he captured snowmobiler Jay Quinlan leaping over a spillway of a dam, soaring nearly 80 feet in the air.
Not only did it make Matchstick's movie that year, it set a tone: Poor doesn't miss his shots.
...
Dumont and Poor have collaborated quite a bit in recent years.
...
They were in the middle of filming a documentary entitled "Transitions" when Poor was injured.
...
Poor was part of the crew for "Poor Boyz Productions" (the name's a coincidence) that filmed "Reasons," which was named ski film of the year at the 2009 Powder Video Awards.
He hopes for that honor again.
"I'm realizing I'm going to be OK," said Poor, who's also the ski team manager of Nike 6.0, a youth-driven, action-sports sector of the company. "My plan is to walk out of here. But even if I spend the rest of my life in a wheelchair, it's going to open up a lot of doors and opportunities for me."
Poor can recall every aspect of the accident.
...
Poor was transported to a hospital in Albany, N.Y., where he had surgery to fuse some vertebrae.
...
Then Riley has this happen.
...
Poor grew up admiring McConkey, who helped him get a foot in the ski-industry door.
...
Shane took that to the next level," Poor said.
...
This afternoon, I went over to Craig to spend some time with Riley, and wanted to update everyone with how things are going.
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Right when I arrived, Riley was out in the hall outside his room talking to some of his therapists, and then we shot the shit with one of Ri's in-house buddys and (I think it was) the guy's brother. It was neat to see a glimpse of Riley's community at Craig, and tune into some of the conversations that people are having there.
We migrated to Riley's room next and he told me about a film that he watched this morning about Mike Utley, the Detroit Lions football player who was paralyzed in 1991. Riley was inspired deeply by the story of Utley's rehab process, and it made him feel good about his position to know that Utley's injury was more severe than his, and Utley has gone on to accomplish a great deal since.
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During our conversation, Riley would periodically adjust his body weight in his manual chair from sitting upright to a hunched over position, and I finally asked him what he was doing. He explained that the shifting of his weight was important so that he wouldn't get sores from being in the same position for too long, and then he got excited and showed me again, narrating his movements as he went: "This is a really positive thing that I can do," he said as he hunched over, took a deep breath in, and raised himself back up to upright, without using his hands to push up, but with his core strength instead. "One of my buddies in here who was in the Murderball Movie (a quad-rugby player), who is super stong and can push all of his weight up with his arms, was jealous when he heard that I could raise myself up with my core muscles. It's a really good sign that I can do that this soon after my injury. In fact, Riley is discovering more and more of these 'good signs' everyday, and at this point, he has a good amount of sensation in
Riley Poor's Recovery ...
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P.S. if you would like to visit Riley please email Katrina at bobknits@gmail.com first in order to confirm it will not interfere with physical therapy. Visitors will be allowed only on weekends. Thank you all for your understanding.
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Riley Poor suffered a severe spinal cord injury on January 10th, 2009 and is currently rehabilitating at the Craig Hospital in Denver, CO. Throughout his ordeal, Riley has been very accepting of his injury and is aware that his recovery leaves a long road ahead. His discharge date from Craig is currently set for May 7th, but by no means will that date mark the end of his rehabilitation process.
Riley's family and friends are raising funds to cover both uninsured medical expenses that he has already incurred as well as for future rehabilitation costs. Suffice to say, spinal cord injuries spur a major change in lifestyle, and Riley will probably need expensive vehicle and home modifications, as living in a wheel chair presents a whole new set of challenges.
Riley has chosen to fundraise with the NTAF Catastrophic Injury Fund in part because the NTAF provides both tax-deductibility and fiscal accountability to his contributors. Contributors can be sure that funds donated will be used only to pay or reimburse medically-related expenses, and will be incredibly appreciated by Riley and his family.
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Riley Poor P.O. Box 4105 Boulder, CO 80306 More information and updates can be found at:
Riley's Poor's Recovery Blog: www.rileypoor.com
Riley Poor's Support Group on Facebook
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Also be sure to check out the online store devoted to Riley's recovery, where an assortment of great gear from the action sports world will be sold and auctioned to benefit Riley.
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Riley Poor, a long time ski industry cinematographer and friend of many, hails from humble roots in Crested Butte, Colorado. Riley has navigated his way through the ski industry with an impressive resumé, working for many of the heavy-hitting production companies including Matchstick Productions, Poor Boyz Productions, and most recently as Simon Dumont's personal cinematographer.
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Additionally, Nike 6.0 employs Riley as its Team Manager. Riley's cinematography is insightful and articulate, and it is difficult to find another soul in the industry that has positively touched so many people - someone who has painted his impact and resonance on us all. For those of you who do not know Riley, he embodies kindness, sincerity, thoughtfulness, and friendship, all of which show brilliantly through his personal spark and that constant twinkle in his eye.
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And here is Riley; going about his business, still working on the simon dumont video, and the fucker can't walk anymore.
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They are renting a great apartment in the 'nice part' of San Pedro, and Riley is loving the spacious floor plan (lots of rehabilitative laps in his chair) and the view (they overlook the bustling harbor, where tugboats hurry around 24/7 to orchestrate the coming and going of huge container ships - a novelty to a mountain man like Riley to say the least).
They've remained very busy since their arrival running daily errands; some of their favorite destinations: Whole Foods, Bed Bath & Beyond, Target, and Riley's new primary care doctor's office in Redondo Beach for 3x/week administration of his blood-thinners (as he still remains at risk for blood clots). Katrina has continued to be 'the busiest woman on Earth,' doing, well, everything, and Riley has been logging a ton of active wheelchair time-his arms have been sore (in a good way) every morning from pushing pushing pushing.
...
Other than that, Riley just wanted me to relay his best sentiments to you all ... he is still without internet access at the new apartment, but it should be up and running within the next couple of days, at which point he'll be able to re-insert himself into the web world (working on his Macbook Pro is becoming easier and easier, by the way). He remains eternally grateful to all of you for the support, good vibes, and friendship.
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The highlight of the event - besides watching all of the little munchkins in attendance crawl all over Riley - had to have been Luke Van Valin's performance as live auctioneer.
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My bro and I paid Riley a visit this morning, and despite having a sore neck from 'looking up' during conversations with friends yesterday, his spirits were the highest I've seen yet - suffice to say his sense of humor has remained intact throughout this ordeal. He's incredibly appreciative for everyone in his life, and rightfully so... he has some pretty great friends and family. He and Katrina will be leaving Denver for Los Angeles on Thursday (with the help of Jake Largess who will be driving their new van, packed with just a fraction of their belongings). Riley wants everyone to know that even if he hasn't returned your email, text, Facebook wall post, etc., he has read it and has drawn a huge amount of strength from the collective well-wishes; he intends to get back to everyone in due time.
As Riley moves on to the next chapter in his life, he will continue to make strides with his recovery.
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Take a pause for the cause and show your love for friend, partner and ski industry staple, Riley Poor, to help Riley get back on his feet.
...
In this Friday, April 3, 2009, photo, Riley Poor lifts weights at Craig Rehabilitation Hospital in the south Denver suburb of Englewood, Colo. Poor is a 26-year-old freeskier turned cinematographer who has worked with the biggest names in action sports, capturing award-winning images on peaks all over the world. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - The bright orange stickers were plastered all over at the Winter X Games, affixed to helmets, buildings, tops of skis, even on the seat of a chairlift.
Emblazoned on the decals were two neon words: Riley Poor
A new energy drink perhaps? Or the latest line of must-have skiing attire?
Turns out Riley Poor is a 26-year-old skier turned cinematographer who's worked with the biggest names in action sports, capturing award-winning images on peaks all over the world.
But he was conspicuously absent from January's Winter X Games in Aspen, represented instead by the swarm of orange stickers - a show of affection by friends.
Poor could only watch the competition from a hospital bed as he recovers from a spinal cord injury that's left him paralyzed from the chest down. He did a back flip into an indoor pool after a night of celebrating with buddies following a Winter Dew Tour stop in mid-January at Mount Snow in Vermont, slamming his head against the bottom.
Now, Poor's going through rehab at Craig Hospital, a Denver facility that specializes in spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries.
His strength is steadily returning. Poor can lift his hands and make a weak grip. He also can wiggle his toes - with concentration.
Poor's rehab regimen is arduous, with hours a day spent lifting weights, doing pool therapy and other exercises.
"I've just always had this feeling that I'd have this amazing test in my life, that I would walk away from victorious," said Poor, who's blogging about his recovery on a Web site set up for him by Freeskier Magazine.
...
"Don't worry," Poor said, sipping Gatorade offered to him by his longtime girlfriend, Katrina Bobier, who is perpetually by his side.
...
The free-spirited freeskier sauntered down a quiet hospital corridor, screaming out "Ri-lanus" - his nickname for Poor - to locate his room.
...
"I knew right then," said Hall, who's spent countless hours filming with Poor in the backcountry.
...
"I knew it was the same old Riley."
The same old Riley is the one they call "Shrek" because of his ability to carry loads of gear on a shoot into remote locations.
He's the one they want filming on the mountain due to his vision and concern for safety. Poor won't make them do something he wouldn't attempt himself.
...
Poor grew up in Crested Butte hoping to be the next Tommy Moe.
...
Poor did the ski team thing, had sponsors like K2 and Oakley backing him. He thought that was his future.
Then he met Seth Morrison, a rock star in the extreme skiing realm. Morrison hollered at him one day from a chairlift at Crested Butte, inviting Poor into a world he'd only been able to admire through watching ski movies.
...
And Poor jumped on board for the ride.
Ditching ski racing, he dabbled in freeskiing, which was evolving from moguls and aerials to big-air and big-mountain competitions.
It was right up Poor's alley.
Then he saw Hall in action.
At a competition at Snowbird in Utah, Poor, who was 17 at the time, gawked in disbelief at this blond-haired kid performing unthinkable maneuvers.
Time for a career change.
"I was like, 'I'm not capable of being in this game if it's going to be played like that,'" Poor said.
Soon after, he landed an internship with Matchstick Productions, an action sports-film company. He borrowed money earmarked for college, purchasing an $8,000 movie camera. His career was launched.
On one of his first assignments, he captured snowmobiler Jay Quinlan leaping over a spillway of a dam, soaring nearly 80 feet in the air.
Not only did it make Matchstick's movie that year, it set a tone: Poor doesn't miss his shots.
...
Dumont and Poor have collaborated quite a bit in recent years.
...
They were in the middle of filming a documentary entitled "Transitions" when Poor was injured.
...
Poor was part of the crew for "Poor Boyz Productions" (the name's a coincidence) that filmed "Reasons," which was named ski film of the year at the 2009 Powder Video Awards.
He hopes for that honor again.
"I'm realizing I'm going to be OK," said Poor, who's also the ski team manager of Nike 6.0, a youth-driven, action-sports sector of the company. "My plan is to walk out of here. But even if I spend the rest of my life in a wheelchair, it's going to open up a lot of doors and opportunities for me."
Poor can recall every aspect of the accident.
...
Poor was transported to a hospital in Albany, N.Y., where he had surgery to fuse some vertebrae.
After that, he was transferred to Craig to begin his rehab.
...
Then Riley has this happen.
...
Poor grew up admiring McConkey, who helped him get a foot in the ski-industry door.
...
Shane took that to the next level," Poor said.
...
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