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A Brain Injury Survivor's Remarkable Story

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[caption id="attachment_2412" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Leslie Bolt sit-skiing in Maine, March, 2011."][/caption] Think skiing requires you to have both feet on the ground? Think again. In her own words, here's the brave story of Leslie Bolt, a Brain Injury Society of Toronto (BIST) member, living with the affects of acquired brain injury, Leslie Bolt shares how she stays active with sit-skiing. A paralympic event, adaptive or sit-skiing allows people with acquired brain injury and others with disabilities to enjoy the slopes. I admit it, though I had practiced in rehab, when I was fitted in my sit-ski “Mountainman,” loaded on the...

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Thank Goodness for Volunteers

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[caption id="attachment_1261" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Sit Skis"][/caption] When I look around me at the incredible work being done by volunteers, I am amazed by their generosity of spirit and time. Today I wanted to highlight the work done by two volunteer organizations that work with special needs children and youth: Track 3 and The Aspen Deaf Camp. Track 3 is a volunteer non-profit charitable organization that teaches children and youth with disabilities to downhill ski and snowboard. Their mission is to help these kids discover ability through the magic of snow sports. Their motto is “Safety, Fun and Learning”! Every weekend...

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