Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children patient Christy smiling

Jan 25, 2017 / Spotlight

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Christy, age 15 of Satillo

Christy, age 15 of Satillo, has been a patient at Scottish Rite Hospital since 2001, when she was one year old. She wears a prosthesis on her left leg. Christy enjoys playing basketball and plays on a team. When she grows up, she hopes to become a preschool teacher. She doesn’t let anything hold her back and is proud of all that she has accomplished. This will be Christy’s first ski trip, and she is looking forward to seeing the mountains and skiing for the first time!

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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