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"I have never felt more fortunate or grateful to know somebody out there in the world who totally had my back. When I returned home to Alaska in early July of 2016, I was in better shape than when I left. I felt about 20 years younger and nearly normal! I spent that summer working hard on getting strong and I really do feel great now and am looking forward to a good season with lots of skiing and guiding. I’m so excited to be whole again and I really can’t express my gratitude enough through words. Being able to ski and guide again is just fantastic but the most incredible reward about this whole thing is that I can now share my passion and love for the mountains with my children. There’s no better thing on this earth for me than to ski with my wife and kids and see that twinkle of joy and excitement in their eyes! Thank you Kees Brenninkmeyer Foundation with all my heart, you saved me and my family and gave back the only thing that was missing in my life!"
- Sean Brownell