Share Good Stories
It’s that time of year again to spread the holiday cheer! What better way to celebrate the end of another year of helping people rethink their own ability, than sharing stories from amazing participants.
We hope you take inspiration from the following stories and help us spread the spirit of joy to thousands of more participants like Mike, Stella and Erika.
After brain surgery due to a rare and aggressive cancer, Mike went from not being able to walk, to skiing with his boys at the National Sports Center for the Disabled.
“It was a dream come true” to ski with his family, memories the whole family will cherish forever!
Stella loves to ride Shioti at the NSCD Therapeutic Riding Center! She jumps poles and winds through the trees on trail rides.
Stella has a developmental delay and began skiing with the NSCD seven years ago. She loves to ski through the trees and warm up with hot chocolate.
An Airforce veteran diagnosed with Lupus eight years ago, Erika had to re-learn to talk, to walk and continues her recovery today. The NSCD “has been life changing” as she has tried kayaking, archery and air gun activities.
Joining fellow veterans in these activities has been the most fun Erika has ever had and allowed her to regain her independence and confidence.
We believe that everyone is able, and everything is possible for individuals with a disability to gain independence, and improve their life skills, socialization, and overall well -being through adaptive outdoor recreation. On average the NSCD serves over 4000 individuals through winter and summer programs. Our programs often are the only way for an individual with a disability to experience Colorado’s Great Outdoors. Physical activity and recreation are an essential part of life in Colorado. Never has that been more evident than during the COVID-19 pandemic this last year. Adaptive outdoor recreation helps support individual’s physical and mental health by reducing isolation and providing goal focused objectives that when accomplished help to increase independence and self-esteem. The NSCD gives individuals the opportunity to fully participate in community life with families and friends while cultivating a healthy lifestyle.
National Sports Center for the Disabled tax identification number: 84- 0738419
Any questions? Contact us at [email protected] or (303) 293-5711. Thank you!
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