Created by Ben James on September 7, 2013 5 My name is Ben James. I am a 22 year-old amateur skateboarder from Sydney, Australia.
I have been working toward a career in skateboarding for many years now, and currently ride for Supra Footwear, KR3W Clothing and Mystery Skateboards here in Australia. I have appeared in numerous Skateboard magazines, videos, contests and other forms of media. It has been my dream to make a living from skateboarding and something I was really determined to achieve before my debilitating accident in July of this year.
I recently spent 6months in the USA focusing on my skateboarding, shooting photos and filming with some of the industry's top media persons. At the very end of my stint I was in New York City for a few days before coming home to Australia. I was out skateboarding with a friend in the city when a Taxi struck me. I was thrown several meters by the collision where I suffered a massive head trauma and fractured my skull in two places....
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