Nick Fener is a bit of a local celebrity here in Southern California. Growing up in Canyon Lake, he went from High School partier, to trusted and sought-after local plumber, to popular professional skydiver. Nick Fener was living his ultimate dream: he had a fun-loving and dedicated girlfriend, three amazing dogs, a house on the hill, the dream job of a lifetime, a supportive family, and a huge circle of friends.
On May 20, 2011, Nick’s world changed forever – in an instant – when his parachute collapsed at 70-100 feet off the ground, sending him plummeting feet first into the earth. Despite losing both of his legs, and much physical function from the spinal cord injury he sustained, he held fast to his positive outlook on life. Family, friends, girlfriend, dogs… they all rallied around him to lift his spirits and support him through the hardest, most painful period of his life. Once a professional athlete whose daily creed was, “I’m either working hard, or playing hard,” he learned patience and the value of the deep personal relationships he had been building for many years. With his girlfriend Lindsay’s 24/7 continued and constant support, his life affirmation became “GET BUSY LIVING!”
This blog site, written almost daily by Lindsay, is dedicated to the hundreds of friends and fans, near and far, who want to feel connected to Nick’s radiating positive energy and undying love of life. Please follow us on our journey to enjoy life to the fullest, no matter what it looks like. Sometimes life doesn’t turn out the way you hoped, but you have to change, adapt, and never give up. You have to Get Busy Living… just like Nick Fener has.