Sarah Jean Burke (September 3, 1982 – January 19, 2012) was a Canadian freestyle skier who was a pioneer of the superpipe event. She was a four-time Winter X Games gold medallist, and won the world championship in the halfpipe in 2005. She successfully lobbied the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to have the event added to the Olympic program for the 2014 Winter Olympics. She was considered a medal favourite in the event. Burke died following a training accident in Utah.
“I think back, and she couldn’t have got me anything better than Dex,” Bushy says. “Dex kept me grounded after we lost Sarah. Dex was integral to me back then, and she still is. She has a sixth sense and has saved me a number of times. She will start barking, losing her mind and really making a fuss and I know that means be careful, slow down, reassess what’s happening. Its crazy, but Dex just knows.”