Steve Kaplan lived his life as a thrill-seeker and adventure-seeker, pursuing intense challenges on his motorcycle. Danielle, his wife, had extreme anxiety every time he’d leave — feeling caught between trying to make him stay versus letting him go.
He promised his last ride would be from Toronto to the Yukon. On a remote road, Steve hit a pothole and crashed. His spine was broken, night was falling, and hungry grizzlies were lurking.
What followed is an incredible story of luck, love and fortitude as the couple navigated what they were told was a “zero per cent chance” of Steve’s survival. Danielle recounts the weight of the life and death decisions she faced, the kindness of a trucker named Frank, and Steve’s two years of recovery. She chronicles their journey in her book: I Married A Thrill-Seeker: A Cautious Wife’s Memoir of Her Husband’s Risk-Taking and Their Long Road to Recovery.
This unbelievable story of defying the odds and the power of love and will is riveting and heart-wrenching — and may make you believe in miracles.
Chatter That Matters is hosted by the Marketing Hall of Legends and the Canadian Marketing and PR Hall of Fame Inductee Tony Chapman. Tony wants to counter the storm of negativity and a growing sense of impossibility by sharing true stories of possibility and positivity. Stories of people who make things happen, despite today’s challenging circumstances. In doing so, he hopes their life lessons inspire others to do more and to be more. RBC is the presenting sponsor.
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