on February 28, 2004
After my husband and I saw the original movie, we drove out to California to meet Jill Kinmont, the girl who the movie was about. I was also in an accident and am a paraplegic in a wheelchair and my name is Jill.
We met Jill, her Mom and her boyfriend. All very nice people. I wanted to get the DVD, but see it's only out in VHS, so I will wait until it comes out on DVD. This was a very inspirational movie for everyone, especially for me! This movie has special memories for me.
on August 16, 2002
The film was richly acted and memoriable, about the skiier whose tragic fate changed her life to that of a paraplegic. Equally tragic, was her friend who suffered from polio, but triumphantly rose out of the iron lung to battle this ugly disease which affficted some of the population. It is about Kinmont's struggle to reclaim her independence and to understand her newly aquired disability with a courageous face. A must for everyone to see.
on June 14, 2000
This wonderful movie tells the story of world class skier Jill Kinmont, who seemed destined to reach the very pinnacle of her career, until a tragic accident left her a quadriplegic who would be confined to a wheelchair for the rest of her life, and her struggle to forge a new and meaningful life for herself in a world which can be very cruel at times, especially to people who have a physical disability. A truly inspirational story which shows that life can indeed continue and can even be good, even in the face of overwhelming odds. A must see for anyone who doubts the existence of true courage in the face of adversity or the remarkable resilience of the human spirit. Jill Kinmont, you're amazing!
on November 1, 1999
This story is an inspiring and uplifting tale. Whenever, I have the blues, I am reminded that I am in a far better situation than some. I am encouraged by Jill's strength and her ability to go on. As an aspiring athlete, I can relate to Jill's hardships on the way to victory. I believe that anyone who watches this movie will suddenly stop taking things in life for granted. An excellent movie, with a phenomenal soundtrack!!!!