Mountain Healing: Quadriplegic Man Skis Again

The staff and volunteers at Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra don’t give up.

You’ve probably heard that before, but we really mean it. When a quadriplegic man attached to a battery-packed medical ventilator came in and said he wanted to go skiing, the team said yes, we’ll find a way to make it work.

“He wasn’t going to quit, so neither were we,” said Kathy Copeland, the Executive Director of Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra. “His smile… his tears… just that thrill. There is something magical about these mountains that are so healing.”

See the dedication of this organization for yourself — from start to finish on a beautiful snowy day in Mammoth Lakes, CA (the future home of the National Wounded Warrior Center).

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