WINTER PARK, Colorado (KUSA) - Her recovery is nothing short of a miracle. After falling more than 300 feet while rock climbing and enduring years of rehab, Danielle Watson is skiing once again.
Watson says life is about the way you choose to look at things. It's a focus on a possibility or a limit.
She looks up the groomed run at Colorado's Winter Park Ski Resort, where adaptive ski racers are warming up. Being part of it represents Watson's choice in how she looks at life.
That perspective came after a day on a different mountain. She was climbing a rock ledge near Gunnison the summer of 2011 when she fell.
She broke her ankles, leg and pelvis. She severed her spine in two different places.
"I survived something I shouldn't have survived," She said.
She woke up one week after she was hurt. She was in Denver Health Medical Center. She was paralyzed.