I've found, over the years of meeting many skateboarders, that most are filled with the question "What if?"
It may be before trying a really difficult/scary trick or questioning what's really possible at a spot. Those who question skateboarding don't nearly enjoy it as much and find themselves never trying much at all. Those who throw caution to the wind, resurrect with a overwhelming outcome of pain and accomplishment, a feeling Braydon Szafranski has dubbed "being better than sleeping with three playboy bunnies."
Granted, Armand isn't John Cardiel, he didn't have the same amazing career or accomplish legendary status in skateboarding but they do share the same story. Their willingness to continue on, despite their disability has only given these individuals more character and strength to pursue their goals in life. Allowing no obstacle to discourage them whatsoever makes them the same, giving me not one but two people to idolize.
Armand Brunelle's Story from MARINO on Vimeo.
If you found Armand's story inspirational and compelling then check out his latest film featuring Burton Smith, Brian Brown and the rest of the 2nd Nature team being released (for free) in one week. For more updates, be sure to check back.