Friday 20th January 2012, Beaver Creek, Colorado.
Atanas spends the winter teaching rich people to ski in the ridiculously expensive resort of Beaver Creek. He is Bulgarian and in the summer he goes home to work on the beach. He's a fantastic skier and raced for the national team until a bizarre and terrible accident ended his career at the age of 22.
The initial injury had been fairly innocuous by ski accident standards. Atanas had fallen and damaged his ankle, but help came quickly and he was soon stretchered off the mountain and into a waiting ambulance. But on the way to the hospital the ambulance somehow ran off a cliff and plummeted into the gorge. Most of the crew were killed. Atanas survived, but suffered severe injuries, breaking his back, both arms and both legs.
The surgeons warned that they would have to amputate one of his legs, but Atanas' mother refused to permit the operation and searched the country for a doctor willing to treat and help rehabilitate her son. Eventually, after a very long and painful recovery, Atanas regained the use of both legs and now skis with incredible skill and agility. I've not once heard him grumble about his misfortune.
Questions & Answers
1. What have you decided to do with the money?
I have a saving account where I'm collecting money for my daughter's university degree.
2. Did you think about spending the money on yourself and what difference the money might make to your life?
Investing the money in my daughter's education makes me feel happy. I want to reach a certain amount of money before she completes high school and this will help to reach my goal.
3. Is it important to get something back and why?
When you receive something back you know you are going in the right direction. You feel happy when you make others happy.
4. What question would you like to ask Wearelucky?
How do you make your selection of the people? Do you follow a certain pattern? What do you expect from these people?