Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children patient Aryanna smiling

Feb 08, 2017 / Spotlight

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Aryanna, age 14 of Weatherford

Aryanna, age 14 of Weatherford, has been a patient at Scottish Rite Hospital since she was 3 years old. She uses a prosthesis because of a lower limb difference in which one leg is shorter than the other. However, her time at the hospital began with having both scoliosis and hip surgery when she was younger.

Today, Aryanna is part of a color guard team and enjoys performing in theatre. When she grows up, she hopes to become a forensic pathologist. This is Aryanna’s first time to go on the ski trip and she is looking forward to meeting new friends who can relate to the same life struggles.

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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