A few years back, Pascal Lafontaine was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma Cancer that ultimately ended up taking his right leg to stop the spread of the cancer. When Pascal was going through all of that, his goal was to get back on his bike and get back to absolutely shredding like he did in the past. After a few years of getting things figured out, it’s safe to say he accomplished his goal and is absolutely killing it again. Here’s a new edit filled with amazing riding for somebody that has two legs, so we are even more blown away by what Pascal is doing with a prosthetic. Do NOT miss this BMX video.
“Back in 2015, after filming a couple of head-turning video parts, Canada’s Pascal Lafontaine was diagnosed with bone cancer and had to undergo the horrifying process of losing his leg. Understandably he thought that those videos had become the last he’d ever film.
After three years of rehab he learnt to walk and even ride about on his bike, all while going through chemotherapy and dealing with 15 separate foot breaks. He is still in chemotherapy and trying different treatments but he managed to relearn how to ride with his prosthetic leg and slowly but surely got back his skills on a bike and filmed whenever he could. Fast forward to a few weeks ago and Pascal emailed us asking about a DIG exclusive – needless to say we couldn’t believe our eyes when we saw the footage he had been collecting. If there’s one video to watch this year, it’s this one. Nothing is impossible. Sit back and enjoy some of the most incredible and inspiring bike riding from one of the toughest people out there. Look out for the full story in the next print issue of DIG, coming soon.
“I really want to thanks all of my friends that helped me ride again and film this video part.”
Filmed by William Gladu, Alex Magnan and Cedrik Morin.” – DIG BMX