Bailley’s story: Flying high after devastating balcony collapse
Bailley Unahi pushes off downhill, goggles glinting in the sunshine. She skis up and over a ramp, flies through the air, lands on the snow, and keeps going.
Bailley’s spine was severed almost five years ago so she’s doing all this on a sit-ski, a modified ski with a chair suspended above it. It’s just one of her many achievements since the accident.
“I’m still the same person as I was before my accident. I just sit down a lot, do things a little bit different, but still the same person,” she says in Wanaka where she’s been for winter.
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ACC: October 19, 2020