Skateboarders have a deeper understanding of the healing process than your average athlete. When we’re laid up, the mental toll can be unbearable. You beat yourself up, replaying the moment when everything changed over and over. Something’s missing, but it’s tough to pinpoint what it is. Food doesn’t taste as good, laughter is harder to come by; there’s just no equivalent substitute for skating. Some part of you knows that you’ll be back on your feet soon, but will it be the same?
Leo Romero started filming for the PUSH Project while rebuilding his broken ankle. It takes someone with tremendous drive to handle the strenuous rehab involved, but Leo is nothing if not driven. With only eight months to complete his part, Leo is taking what some would see as a handicap and using it as a springboard to come back stronger than ever.