Declan: A few years back I was deep powder skiing in Telluride, it was just awesome. Beautiful. The most beautiful day of my life. Right up until the avalanche hit. I mean I heard it coming, but there wasn't anything I could do. One minute I'm Jean-Claude Killy, and the next I'm trapped in a block of ice. I thought I was gone. I mean nobody knew where I was and I was out in the middle of nowhere. But then there's this kid. He's on a snowmobile. He's tooling around, having a grand old time, and all of a sudden his snow mobile just conks out. No reason, just had it tuned up - plenty of gas, but now nothing, won't even turn over. But he's got a radio. So he calls for help. While he's waiting for help to arrive, the wind kinda kicked up, so, he reaches for this shovel that he conveniently has in his pack and starts digging a windbreak in the snow. About two feet into the dig, he hit me in the jaw.
Declan: The ski patrol came, and dug me up.
Peggy: That's amazing.
Declan: Yeah. This kid, he gets back on his snow mobile, and tries to fire it up one more time, just to see, and guess what?
Peggy: It started.
Declan: Fired right up.
Peggy: Oh that's amazing.
Declan: Yeah. But you see, the real miracle for me, was how my life changed after the accident. I never really thought about too many things before that.