In September 24, 2006, Ben was injured in a motorcycle accident, which left him with a T5-T6 complete Spinal Cord Injury. Ben spent five weeks in inpatient therapy and discovered wheelchair racing about 5 months after his injury. He soon found the mountains and the ability to ski and has not looked back. Skiing with his family, while challenging himself has been a blessing to Ben, and he looks to keep going strong.
Funding towards a DynAccess Hydra Monoski. Travel and adaptive skiing program expenses, program and race fees with the National Ability Center, funding for carbon fiber bucket fitting with Erik Bayindirli, Massage at Knead a Massage, Acupuncture at Harmony Acupuncture Clinic, Seasons Pass at Big Cottonwood Resort, 2012 – Program and Travel Expenses, 2013 – Equipment and Program Costs, 2014 – Massage, Acupuncture, Season Pass.