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DSMA Live: Backcountry Snowboarder

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DSMA Live with special guest Sean Busby, Co-host Scott K. Johnson, George Simmons and Cherise Shockley (Founder DCAF/DSMA) 

Riding On Insulin founder, Sean Busby, is a professional backcountry snowboarder with type 1 diabetes who explores remote mountain ranges of the world on snowboarding expeditions. In 2004, while training for the 2010 Olympics, Sean endured a complicated diagnosis of type 1 diabetes. Considering leaving snowboarding all together, Sean was inspired by reading stories he found through JDRF's Children’s Congress. It was the stories of 5- 7- and 13-year-olds that inspired him to keep living his dreams despite living with diabetes. He founded Riding On Insulin—which is now a nonprofit organization—to honor all the kids who inspired him to keep living. Today, Sean's wife Mollie runs Riding On Insulin and Sean volunteers his time at the organization's global action sports programs (including ski/snowboard camps) for kids, teens and adults living with diabetes. Sean also continues his expeditions through his mountain guiding business, Powder Lines and chronicles his adventures with Mollie on their website, Two Sticks and a Board (http://TwoSticksAndABoard.com). His expeditions include trips to Antarctica (twice!), Patagonia, Iceland, Kyrgyzstan, Alaska, Tasmania, and mor