I AM PEKKA, I WON’T GIVE UP. I’M A FIGHTER.

My previous posts have been about Kimi, and especially about what he bought for me. There have been numerous visitors on my site, and I want to tell you all, what’s up with ME. I know, that many of you know my story, but there have been so plenty of visits on my site now, that at least some visitors may be wondering: “who the hell is this Pekka Hyysalo?”

That’s a question, I’m going to answer to you, now…

Hi! My name is Pekka! Blablabla… I was a quite good freeskier, blablabla. Or actually, I guess I was really good…

This is from back in the Ylläs-days. I was a fighter already back then, but I didn't have to fight Back.

This is from back in the Ylläs-days. I was a fighter already back then, but I didn’t have to fight Back, yet.

Then it all came to an end. I was going for the “last jump” of the filming-week. Unlucky for me was just that, that jump has remained the last jump of my whole skiing-career, so far… I’m very happy and also very lucky that, I even survived. I’m alive. But it was a close call… A terrible blast of wind grabbed me, I was doing a hard trick, which I had done hundreds of times beforehand, but the wind made me to over shot the landing. Which gave me too much air-time, which made me to over rotate my spin, you can imagine that I was spinning very quickly. And then I came down, sideways. Caught an edge and smashed my head to the ground. A helmet saved my life. A Sweet helmet. The helicopter couldn’t fly cause of the weather, or because it was on repair… However, my trip to hospital went on with an ambulance. It took like 7 hours…

Since I’m here, I do not plan to go anywhere… What I am planning to do instead, is to fight back! And I want to help others to fight back, as well.

The FightBack, is a brand which was founded by me in the beginning of the year 2013. The idea came from a German Florian Lehmann, who got the idea from BMX rider- Stephen Murray’s Stay Strong brand. It was founded for him to cover his rehabilitation. I could write you a story about the whole FightBack – the brand, but I feel like everyone of you will be able to hear from it a LOT in the future. The greatest guy who’s in this Fight with me, is none other than Kimi Räikkönen.

Now I am a Back Fighter. Photo: © Petri Kovalainen. If you can speak Finnish, you can for sure read more of my fight, from various newspapers...

Now I am a Back Fighter. Photo: © Petri Kovalainen. If you can speak Finnish, you can for sure read more of my fight, from various newspapers…


I must say that, not only am I an injured athlete. I’m a surviver, who has written his own survival story for public, to the FightBook. FightBook is going to appear earliest in January, and latest in three years. If you like my writing style here, you must read it. If you don’t like my writing style here, you must read it, anyways… I’ve really put a lot of time, effort, and my whole life to it.

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