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Disabled Veterans Enjoy Winter Sports at Rocky Mountain Ski Slopes

A disabled Veteran skies during the Veterans' Winter Sports Clinic. According to VA, "the pledge of the Clinic is to motivate Veterans with traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, orthopedic amputations, visual impairments, certain neurological problems and other disabilities to live life to the fullest by experiencing Miracles on a Mountainside."

The inspirational National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic was held last month in Snowmass, Colo.

Sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), the event drew more than 400 participants who skied, climbed rocks, and other activities.  This important VA and DAV program shows recreation can often be a successful rehabilitative tool for our disabled Veterans.

According to VA, all of the Veterans participating in the 26th annual event have at least one of these medical conditions: traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, orthopedic amputation, visual impairment, certain neurological conditions and other disabilities.  Participants were VA inpatients or outpatients plus active duty military servicemen and women.

We thank our Veterans, service members, VA employees, DAV, and other volunteers who made this year’s event a success.

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