Scottish Rite Patients learn to ski in Colorado

Feb 13, 2019 / General News

Scottish Rite Hospital Patients Depart For Annual Amputee Ski Trip

Fourteen amputee patients from Scottish Rite Hospital received a grand send-off this week at DFW airport as they departed for the hospital's annual Amputee Ski Trip. Representatives from Scottish Rite Hospital, American Airlines and DFW International Airport threw a party for the patients prior to their flight to Denver. The teenagers will spend a week at the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NCSD) in Winter Park, Colorado, where they will learn to ski and snowboard despite their limb differences.

Several patients discussed their excitement for the trip with local media, while representatives from the hospital offered insight on the benefits the trip provides to the kids. The goal of the trip is to foster a sense of self-confidence, discovery and independence for the patients. Snow skiing is well suited for amputees and, with special equipment, they can quickly become competitive and often excel at the sport.

Watch coverage of the send-off party from FOX 4 and CBS 11.

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