olivia in front of ski goggle wall at saint bernard

Jan 26, 2018 / Spotlight

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Olivia, age 14 of Austin

Olivia, age 14, of Austin, has been a patient at Scottish Rite Hospital since she was a baby. She was born with amniotic band syndrome, a rare condition which restricts the proper development of a baby’s limb or limbs. As a result of the condition, Olivia had the lower portion of her right leg amputated and was fit with a prosthesis. She has great admiration for her prosthetist, Don Cummings, and is even considering a career in the medical field. As a gifted artist, she enjoys crafts, drawing and theater. Olivia is new to winter sports and is excited to master the art of snowboarding on the slopes of Winter Park.

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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