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Skiing in Nendaz as an Amputee

Wounded in Afghanistan but finding the Freedom to Ski as an Amputee

“I had such an amazing time last week in Nendaz and Mano was just brilliant. That was the first time I had skied apart from a very brief lesson on an indoor ski slope over a year ago. I am a double-amputee above the knee and quite high. Many thanks once again for taking the time and trouble to help me and I am most grateful.” Ali (beneficiary)

“My name is Alistair Spearing, in 2011 I was blown up whilst serving in the Royal Engineers in Afghanistan. In that one second everything I had known or had planned to do changed, and my life took a completely unexpected turn. Everyday throws up new challenges just to get the run of the mill things done. At first these were all consuming and at times felt insurmountable, but every day got a little bit easier and it actually became quite good fun re learning how to do things from a wheelchair or prosthetic legs. Looking back now I can laugh at how helpless I was when I first got in the wheelchair and how restricted and trapped I felt by it. Unfortunately despite my wheelchair skills coming on a fair amount in the last few years there are still endless situations where I am reminded of just how unfriendly the world is for a wheelchair user. These times are so frustrating not just for me but for friends and family as well....... read moreben-spearing-ali-skiing-as-an-amputee-nendaz-fev-2015

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