alfonso with helmet and goggles on while on 2017 ski trip

Jan 15, 2018 / Spotlight

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Alfonso, age 15 of Bedford

Alfonso, age 15 of Bedford, has been treated for hand differences and prosthetic needs at Scottish Rite Hospital since he was five years old. Alfonso dreams of one day becoming an English teacher and his favorite book is Perks of Being a Wallflower. His prosthetist Kara Davis describes him as a “very fun-loving, active kid” and his adventurous spirit is infectious to all who meet him. Alfonso went on the Amputee Ski Trip for the first time in 2017 and is looking forward to seeing friends he made on last year’s trip and making new friends. 

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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