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X-Game Medalist to be Given Victory Award

Kevin PearceFour-time Winter X-Games medalist snowboarder Kevin Pearce will be given a Victory Award at the National Rehabilitation Hospital’s (NRH) 25th Anniversary in Washington D.C. on December 1.

Since 1986, The Victory Award has been given by the NRH each year to celebrate “Victory of the Human Spirit.” Its purpose is to honor deserving individuals who best exemplify inspirational strength and courage by overcoming severe physical adversity.

At the age of 18, Pearce made a name for himself after his quick rise on to the snow sports scene. He quickly blew through the ranks by winning the Silver Medal in the Superpipe at the 2009 Winter X Games. 

However, a concussion sustained in a practice run accident took him off the slopes seriously jeopardizing his promising career. 

Motivated by his desire to snowboard once again, Pearce has been undergoing series of intensive physical therapy programs. 

“It's been straight-up awesome how good my recovery has been and I know how lucky I am to be doing so well now. It's been a battle, but I'm winning that battle,” said Pearce. 

Joining Pearce for a Victory Award will be fellow honorees: actor Robert David Hall, opera singer Marquita Lister, country music star Mickey Gilley, and NRH founder Edward Eckenhoff.

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