Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children patient Miranda standing on top of a mountain

Jan 16, 2017 / Spotlight

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Miranda, age 17 of Frisco

Miranda, age 17 of Frisco, has been a patient at Scottish Rite Hospital since 2012. She is missing the fibula bone in her left leg and wears a lower leg prosthesis. Miranda enjoys babysitting and watching her favorite TV show, "Grey’s Anatomy." This will be Miranda’s second time on the Amputee Ski Trip. Miranda is excited to make new friends who also wear prostheses. She also looks forward to seeing her instructor who helped her learn how to ski. Last year, Miranda had the chance to meet former Scottish Rite Hospital patient, Patience Beard, on the Amputee Ski Trip. Patience inspires her because she cheers and snowboards, all with her prosthetic leg. Miranda can’t wait to get back on the slopes at this year’s trip.

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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