Happy Birthday, Big John!

Good vibes and a hearty 'happy birthday' go out to "Big" John Van Hazinga today, on his 30th birthday. As earlier reported John, owner of Burlington VT's Ridin' High skate shop, was seriously injured after a longboarding accident early in the summer, setting him in a coma for the better part of three months.

John is up and at 'em, back in the shop and doing great. Tonight at Higher Ground in South Burlington there's a celebration/benefit show for Big John. If you're in the Burlington area please come out and show your support. For more information on the show and to purchase tickets, click here.

Also, check out an in-depth article in the Burlington Free Press on John's current condition and recovery.

Cheers, John! Happy 30th buddy. We're all glad you made it.