Jan 29, 2019 / Events

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Returning Skiers

Since 1981, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children has hosted an annual Amputee Ski Trip for patients. Fourteen teenage patients, as well as medical staff and chaperones, spend a week at the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) in Winter Park, Colorado.

Skiing at the renowned National Sports Center for the Disabled creates a focus for the trip, but the personal growth and challenges the teens overcome are often more life-changing than the actual accomplishment of skiing. The goal of the trip is to foster a sense of self-confidence, discovery and independence for these teens.

Learn more about the hospital's Prosthetics & Orthotics department and about the history of our Amputee Ski Trip

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