Sam Tait woke up on the morning of April 27, 2013, and went to meet his friends for a motorbike ride.
He was a typical 22-year-old who loved hitting the gym and the snow slopes.
Three days later he woke up in hospital, with no recollection of the past 72 hours and a doctor telling him he would never walk again.
But he was determined not to let the news change the way he lived.
Tait spent three months in rehabilitation, acquired a car licence, then decided to get back in the gym.
He got in touch with Ben and Ricky Garard and the brothers invited Tait to join their crossfit gym in Mittagong.
"It would have been about a year, year-and-a-half, before I told Ben and Ricky I wanted to get back into crossfit and start getting fit again," Tait said. "They said come down, we'll figure out what I can and can't do and we'll go from there.
"I've been back nearly three months now and it's been great."
In the meantime, Tait's parents had bought a ski lodge in the mountains of southern NSW.
He managed to find a sit-down ski while holidaying there and discovered he was just as talented sitting down as standing up.
Tait, from Robertson, had always been a keen skier but never imagined the sport being any more than a recreational hobby.
Now his mindset has shifted, and the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games is well and truly on his radar.
"Pretty much as soon as I got out of hospital I asked my doctors do they reckon I could give skiing a go and they weren't too keen about it," Tait said.
"I went down and skied one day and loved it, then came back the season after and mum and dad had bought a ski lodge.
"I was there for two or three months just skiing.
"Word got around and I got asked by the Paralympic committee to a training camp. I met a couple of Olympians last season down at Perisher and they said for the amount of time I've been skiing I was one of the best they've seen."
Tait is due to fly to Japan in April with other members of the Paralympic skiing team where he will have a custom sit-down ski built.
From there he will continue training, visiting ski slopes around the world with the aim of qualifying for the 2022 Games in Norway.
He is also working closely with the Garard brothers in Mittagong to maintain his fitness level and upper body strength.
And while it is still seven years down the track, Tait can't help but picture himself on the podium with an Olympic medal around his neck.
"It would mean the world, to show everyone that people with disabilities aren't as limited as people might think," he said.
"We can still do amazing things."