'Bus Day'- How Taylor Martin's Recovery From Near-Fatal Bus Collision Led Him To Backcountry Ski 100 Miles

'Bus Day'- How Taylor Martin's Recovery From Near-Fatal Bus Collision Led Him To Backcountry Ski 100 Miles

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'Bus Day'- How Taylor Martin's Recovery From Near-Fatal Bus Collision Led Him To Backcountry Ski 100 Miles

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Bus Day is the quintessential short film of this ski season. Hands-down. No arguments about it. Well, at least that’s my opinion.

Producer Kyle Toohey reached out me to me after reading an article I wrote about my own mental health. He suggested I watch his film Bus Day, and I’m sure as hell glad that I did.

Kyle Toohey and Iz La Motte tell Taylor Martin’s incredible story. Martin nearly died after being hit by a bus in Atlanta back in 2015. His story of recovery is one of inspiration, determination, and perseverance.

I highly recommend you take the full 27-minutes to watch this movie. It’s a must-watch for all skiers, snowboarders, and lovers of the outdoors. Well done.

In April of 2015, Taylor Martin was hit by a school bus during his morning bike commute through the streets of Atlanta. Before his accident Taylor suffered an ongoing battle with anxiety, depression & suicidal tendencies resulting from a childhood traumatic brain injury. In that moment as he lay in the city streets on the brink of death he wanted nothing more than to be alive. Since that rainy morning in Georgia, Taylor has committed himself to living a life of adventure. His pursuits include but are not limited to — falling in love with the sport of telemark skiing, riding his bike from Utah to the Arctic Circle of Alaska, living in a remote cabin in the San Juan Mountains, and most recently accomplishing the Hardrock 100 (100 miles with 33K of climbing) on skis in seventy hours. Bus Day tells Taylor’s story of near-death survival and his resulting outlook on life.

Director: Iz La Motte
Producer: Kyle Toohey”

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