Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children patient Luke smiling

Jan 23, 2017 / Spotlight

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Luke, age 14 of Little Elm

Luke, age 14 of Little Elm, has been coming to Scottish Rite Hospital for a couple of years for treatment on his right leg, where he wears a prosthesis. He enjoys school, particularly science, and actively participates in activities both in and out of school. Luke plays the bass in orchestra and enjoys playing golf as well. When he grows up, Luke would like to be an architect. This will be Luke’s first year on the ski trip. Though he’s never been skiing or snowboarding before, Luke is looking forward to the trip and likes the thought of flying down the slopes.

About the Annual Amputee Ski Trip

February 2017 will mark the 36th anniversary of the annual Amputee Ski Trip, held each year at the National Sports Center for the Disabled in Winter Park, Colorado. Fourteen teenage patients with limb differences receive practical recreational therapy, while also having the opportunity to grow, build confidence and bond with others similar to them.

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