11/28/2017 11:22 ● Published by Alesha Damerville
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On this edition of One Question, Maggie Carrigan discusses sacrifice.
What is the hardest sacrifice you have had to make for your sport?
When I was eleven I had scoliosis, so I had to get scoliosis surgery. I used to do boarder cross and I wanted to be on the Olympic team for boarder cross, do the halfpipe, and that sort of stuff, but the surgery put a huge hurdle in my way for that. But then I changed sports and was able to accomplish getting over that.
I still have problems with it today because my spine is kinda fused together. But yeah, they told me I could never compete again because jumps are really dangerous for me, but staying on the ground and racing was okay. I kinda found a loophole to do what I love, which is to go fast.
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