cydney standing in front of a wall of goggles at saint bernard sports

Feb 07, 2018 / Spotlight

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Cyndey, age 16 of Valley View

Cydney, age 16 of Valley View, has been treated for prosthetic needs at Scottish Rite Hospital since she was a baby. Her doctor, J.A. "Tony" Herring, M.D., chief of staff emeritus, has inspired Cydney to pursue a medical degree in pediatric care once she graduates from college. In Cydney’s spare time, she enjoys reading My Sister's Keeper, working and playing in her high school's band. Her favorite musical instrument to play is the marimba. This will be Cydney’s first time on the ski trip and she's excitedly anticipating the opportunity to ski for the first time!

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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