This is likely the first CTE story that many action sports athletes and their families will read. What do you want to say to them?
My biggest takeaway is that [suicide] is something Dave would never, ever, in his right mind, have chosen. He was sick. And this is real. This is a real disease. At the same time, I don’t want people to live in fear or stop doing what they are passionate about. I don’t want this to be associated with any one sport. Let’s carry on like he would. Let’s continue to progress and turn this into good. Stay strong. He autographed that on everything. When I sat down and talked to our girls, I said, “You know how Daddy always said to stay strong? Well, it’s our time to be brave now.” So that’s our motto. Be brave. Stay strong.