Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Okay, for those who think, say or write that I quit skateboarding. And also those who wonder "when are we gonna se you skate?"
First of I did NOT just quit! I don't think not being able to qualifies as quitting. And for someone who might not know,
I almost fucking died! And I had to learn how to walk again.
Mars 7 2007 I was in a motorcycle accident where Shane Cross lost his life. I almost lots my life too. I was in a medically induced coma for proximately 40 days/ 40 nights. I don't know exactly how long. No one knows exactly because I didn't  "just wake up" it happened gradually one day sometimes better than others. A lot of stuff I thought was happening was just me dreaming. But for me it was so real that I can still remember some of the dreams as if it actually happened.
I'm writing this to anyone reading that might think I "just quit" skating(I know there's a few out there). I didn't quit! I fucked up my body really badly. Worst would have to be my brain, which is the main part of your whole existence.
These are just some of the injuries I can think of that I got ;
Multiple skull fractures, broken shoulder, fractured disk in the vertebrae, swelling on the brain. And due to the brain injury I got Heterotophic ossification(click here for Wikipedia link) in my hip joint.
Also due to the brain injury everything with coordination got all mixed up. I remember the firs time I tried to eat with a knife and fork. That did not go so well!
I know Ewan Bowman came to see me one time and he had his camera with him and filmed me a bit. I'm not sure if that was "The First" time I tried to eat with knife and fork but either way he stopped filming. I asked him later why the fuck he would stop filming. Kinda like if you would stop filming someone in the middle of trying a skate trick.
Well he said it was too painful to watch. And he just felt bad filming the misery of me trying to get food in my mouth. Me failing and getting really fucking frustrated and angry, again kinda like filming a skate trick but just really really sad.
So yea skating...I would like to be able to fly down massive stairs like I used to but the sad truth is that i don't know if I will ever be able to. What I can do now though is ; walk, talk the languages I know with out mixing them up, eat with knife and fork and actually get food in to my mouth, play a little bit of guitar and roll down the street on a skateboard. I wouldn't say I can do any of those things well but I can do them. Being sober makes doing those things a little less difficult. If I should film something (even just rolling down the street) I will post it!

15 comments:


  1. The major behavior in motorist carelessness against a motorcycle is generating a left-hand turn while the motorcyclist
    motorcycle injury is driving straight.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. No substance at all.

      Delete
    2. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

      Delete
    3. No one cares about your weirdo comment. We care that Ali Boulala is okay! I hope you are doing good Ali! Stay up my nigga!

      Delete
    4. No one cares about your weirdo comment. We care that Ali Boulala is okay! I hope you are doing good Ali! Stay up my nigga!

      Delete
  2. Im glad to hear that you are recovering and thanks for the update. Thats cool that you can still ride a skateboard! Hope that you get well!:)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Im glad to hear that you are recovering and thanks for the update. Thats cool that you can still ride a skateboard! Hope that you get well!:)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hey Ali , I am from South Africa I loved your skateboarding... Getting messed up has never been my thing but the vice documentary is how it is... Sometimes people do stupid shit!!! I would love to see you fly down big sets of stairs in the near future or drop into some crazy ledges... Until then keep doing what you doing , looking after yourself :) Joel Aron (South Africa) dunno how any of that word press shit works really or how to log in

    ReplyDelete
  5. Ali you Viceland show tells the story for us that can't stop using. Addiction can be good or bad. I lost my brothers to OD's .. I'm really sorry about your bro. He would forgive you. And your still skating homie. Thank you for your story FOR REAL!! we can quit using anytime!!! Kick ass ALI . Mark H Ventura CA . Keep your story out there it's going to save live. Just cruise homie.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Ali, thanks for sharing your story, it is sure to impact people in a positive way. Much respect, and best wishes with your continued recovery.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Hey Ali I really loved your skating and it sucls addiction and bad choices made you lose a good friend and something you loved. You fucking shredded dude and you're honestly an inspiration to all of us struggling with addiction k quit skating a while back cause cause drugs and parting took over my life I'm currently 5 months sober and I'm trying to get back into shredding but youre a really big inspiration to a lot of people and I hope you realize that anyways man I hope your doing well and hopefully you can start skating sometime even if it's just a few little tricks.

    ReplyDelete
  8. If you ever try to ollie down some stairs, please make it be one step. Not 2, 3, 25, or 30, just 1. And use some pads, I recommend It cause you have a pretty messed up hip and you probably don't want to deal being in hospital for breaking a bone. Be bold Ali, be bold

    ReplyDelete