luke standing in front of goggle wall at saint bernard

Feb 06, 2018 / Spotlight

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Luke, age 15 of Little Elm

Luke, age 15 of Little Elm, has been coming to Scottish Rite Hospital for more than eight years for treatment on his right leg, where he wears a prosthesis. Luke aspires to become an architect when he’s older. His high school is helping to make this dream a reality, as he’s been able to take architecture classes where he’s learning to use programs like CAD (computer-aided design) and SketchUp to create hypothetical building projects.
 
Luke also enjoys science and actively participates in activities both inside and outside of school. He plays the bass in orchestra and enjoys playing golf for his high school. At the patients’ fitting day at Saint Bernard, Luke was excited to share with our team that he scored well at his first golf tournament of the year!
 
Luke most looks up to his parents. His parents are also quick to tell others how inspired they’ve been by the way Luke has embraced his prosthesis and lived his childhood to the fullest.
 
This will be Luke’s second year on the ski trip. He tried skiing for the first-time last year, but he is excited to get back to the slopes and attempt to master the art of snowboarding.  
 

About the Annual Amputee Ski Trip

February 2018 will mark the 37th 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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