Nico Monforte, 2014 Junior Worlds Skicross team member

In April 2014, Nico Monforte was warming up for the freestyle Junior World Championships with the U.S. Ski Team in Valmalenco, Italy.  After a fall, Nico hurt his shoulder and suffered severe fractures to his left tibia and fibula. Nico wrote to thank Global Rescue for assistance during his ordeal:

“While I was in the hospital in Sondrio, Italy, the U.S. Ski Team doctors called Global Rescue to assist in locating a better facility for surgery and care. Global Rescue aided in my transfer to a hospital in St. Moritz, Switzerland, and oversaw the rest of my medical needs and travel home.

“Since the first call was placed in Italy to Global Rescue, there were nothing but positive and helpful interactions. The Global Rescue critical care specialists were always informed and up-to-date concerning my situation, putting my medical needs at the forefront of every call. When my mom, Johanna Monforte, placed a call from back in California to try to coordinate a trip to see me in the hospital, she was immediately linked with the Global Rescue specialist who was working on my case. The specialist updated my mom and made her feel comfortable with the situation. Throughout the whole experience, the Global Rescue team made me feel that I was where I needed to be, and that everything was being done to the highest of standards to ensure a full recovery.

“I am very happy with the whole experience dealing with Global Rescue. The services provided by Global Rescue helped me get to a facility that could cope with the severity of my injuries. Currently my health is good. My recovery is on track and the doctors are happy with my progress. I am a long way from 100 percent, but am progressing every day and headed in the right direction. We are shooting for a return to snow in December and I’m hoping to return to competition late next season.

“I would highly recommend Global Rescue to any of my friends and family, or to anyone who is traveling. The services I received from Global Rescue helped get me the care I needed to make a full recovery. I am proud to be a member of the U.S. Skicross team and couldn’t be happier with the Global Rescue partnership with the United States Ski Association. 

“Thanks again for all your help!”

Cheers, Nico