Posted by Bob Saline on Mar 21, 2019
The International Skiing Federation of Rotarians (North American chapter) supports “adaptive skiing”, making skiing and snowboarding available to physically and cognitively challenged people.
At its 2019 Annual Ski Week in Telluride, Colorado, Rotary Club of Harrisburg skiing member Bruce Grossman met with previously wounded veterans who were at Telluride Adaptive Sports.  For the wounded warriors this is an all-expense paid week of ski training. 
Rotarian Skiing Fellows were all very impressive with the wounded warriors’ determination to conquer another challenge.  The young lady shown above had been in the Air Force for 15 years when her body was exploded by an IED in Iraq. 
After her multi-year recovery, which included multiple replacements and reconstruction, she now uses her Masters’ degree in chemistry to treat skin disorders in chemotherapy patients.  She’s learning to snowboard for the fun and the challenge.
This year the Davis Boyd Memorial Foundation, a 501 C 3 charity, was established by the ISFR to support adaptive ski programs.  The ISFR raised $12,000 for Telluride Adaptive Sports.
To continue this good work, tax deductible contributions can be made to: DAVIS BOYD MEMORIAL FOUNDATION, 401 Woodbourbe Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21212.
Picture: Harrisburg Rotarian Bruce Grossman with Wounded Veteran at Telluride Adaptive Sports