I've come a long way since 2001 when I made my first attempt at adapting my own equipment and skiing tentatively without a leg . After finding the MHS program in 2003, I have skied on challenging terrain that I never thought possible. I am thrilled to be a volunteer, coach and now board member at MHS, and to pass along my enthusiasm to other disabled participants..
Maine Handicapped Skiing is not just about helping disabled people become more physically active - it's really about challenging what you believe is possible, and defining your life by what you can do, not by what you can't.
It's about helping veterans reclaim their lives after a life-altering injury; it's about showing a child who has lost a limb that they can move through life with confidence, it's about overcoming perceived limitations -- something I think we can all appreciate and gain inspiration from.
MHS is unique because it is free, and it is free because of the generosity of people like you! Nobody is denied the opportunity to live a healthier, happier life because of their economic situation.
Help us win the competition!
Last year I asked you to help the "Dream Makers" become the top fundraising team at the annual Ski-a-thon. While our team came in an honorable second, your donation was leveraged by pushing the top team (led by Les Otten) to increase it's own personal donations at the last minute in order to remain in first place. This friendly competition promises to result in lots of last minute excitement again this year and I hope you will be part of it!.