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Tuesday, March 1, 2016


Many of you have been following the progress of my nephew, Andrew. Andrew is competing and training to qualify for the 2018 Winter Paralympics to be held in South Korea. Andrew competes  in Downhill skiing. you can read more here 

Andrew had a great week last week competing in the World Cup  events in Aspen ,Colorado .

Unfortunately, while continuing his training Monday in Aspen, Andrew had a serious accident while in a downhill race. Andrew was hospitalized in Aspen Monday  and underwent several hours of surgery Monday evening. Apparently rods were put into his legs to repair the broken leg bones, but the good news is there are no other physical injuries.

According to my sister Sheryl, Andrew's surgeons reported that the surgery went well  and the bones have been realigned successfully. Andrew will be on crutches for the next six weeks, but having grown up with Cerebral Palsy, he is a master at getting around with crutches.

Andrew's ski season for this year is most likely over, but knowing him, he will be ready to go at the first sign of snow next fall.

For all of those of you who have helped and supported Andrew's efforts, thank you again and the fundraising efforts will continue throughout the year for Andrew's training next year

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