Feb. 12, 2013
-- Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (http://www.tsrhc.org/)
(TSRHC) and American Airlines recently hosted a send-off party at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) to celebrate the 32nd annual Amputee Ski Trip. The send-off party included games, food and brief remarks from representatives of TSRHC and American Airlines on Monday, February 11, 2013.
The annual send-off party included the 13 teenage amputee patients and eight chaperones, including medical staff and employees from Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children attending the trip as well as American Airlines representatives and TSRHC families and staff and representatives, including President and CEO Bob Walker.
"Over the years, we have seen the incredible way that the sport of skiing promotes self-confidence among our amputee patients," said Don Cummings, Director of Prosthetics – Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (http://www.tsrhc.org/prosthetics.htm
). "With the proper adaptive equipment, many patients excel at the sport and, in fact, skiing turns out to be one of their favorite activities. We're extremely grateful to American Airlines and other generous donors for making this trip possible and giving our patients the opportunity to discover a new passion while overcoming challenges with other patients just like them."
The Amputee Ski Trip sends 13 teenage patients from TSRHC each year to the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) in Winter Park, Colo., one of the world’s largest outdoor therapeutic recreation facilities. During the week, patients participate in an all-expense-
paid ski adventure, receiving individualized instruction from highly trained professionals.
Dallas-based Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, one of the nation's leading pediatric centers for the treatment of orthopedic conditions, (http://www.tsrhc.org/pediatric-orthopedics.htm
) encourages its patients to challenge themselves during this special ski experience. About Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children:
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children is one of the nation's leading pediatric centers for the treatment of orthopedic conditions, such as scoliosis (http://www.tsrhc.org/scoliosis-spine.htm
), clubfoot (http://www.tsrhc.org/
, hip dysplasia (http://www.tsrhc.org/
and hand disorders (http://www.tsrhc.org/
, certain related neurological disorders and learning disorders, such as dyslexia. Admission is open to Texas children from birth up to 18 years of age. Patients receive treatment regardless of the family's ability to pay. For more information, to volunteer or to make a donation, please call (214) 559-5000 (tel:\%28214%
or (800) 421-1121 (tel:\%28800%
or visit http://www.tsrhc.org.