June 25, 2015

Modern snowboard inventor Jake Burton is back home after spending nearly two months on life support with a rare autoimmune disease.

The 61-year-old Burton was diagnosed with Miller Fisher Syndrome and was completely paralyzed for a short time.

In late April, Burton moved from intensive care to a rehabilitation facility. He is now home in Vermont and is expected to make a full recovery.

Burton was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2011. He underwent chemotherapy and received a clean bill of health the next year.

He is best known for bringing snowboarding to the masses and building a multimillion-dollar business along the way. Snowboarding joined the Olympics in 1998. In 2018, there will be five snowboarding events on the program, including the newly added Big Air competition.

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