was at the early stage of his professional skiing career when the direction of his life was changed in one second. On April 2010 he was seriously injured in a skiing accident at Ylläs, Finland. He hit his head, fell into coma for several weeks and got a high energy traumatic brain injury. Against all odds and thanks to Pekka’s will power, resilience, never give up and positive attitude he managed to fight back to a normal life.
As the fighting for AFP rankings changed into the fighting for life, also Pekka´s moral values changed. FightBack became a brand that gave Pekka a new mission in life. Today FightBack attitude encourages people with head trauma and also others in various challenging situations.