Leaps of Faith Gives Disabled Time on the Slopes

By Todd Piro
|  Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013  |  Updated 3:15 PM EDT
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Individuals with disabilities practiced skiing at Mt. Southington in Plantsville on Tuesday.

Individuals with disabilities practiced skiing at Mt. Southington in Plantsville on Tuesday.

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For some people with disabilities, Tuesday morning was a chance to take part in the classic winter tradition of skiing.

For 20 years, the Leaps of Faith Disabled Skiers Program, out of Sandy Hook, has been inviting anyone with a disability to join them a few times a year for snowy fun.

“This is the ultimate challenge, being in a chair, doing everything I was able to do before,” Jennifer Kane, of Unionville, said.

Scott Hadley lost his leg in a car accident decades ago and uses a hand ski to not only get down the slopes,  but also to teach and help others get down too. 

“When I started skiing, I was like ‘Wow, this is a whole new world.’ This is something I can actually compete with someone with two legs,” Hadley said.

Founded in 1991, Leaps of Faith Disabled Skiers is a non-profit organization providing adaptive water and snow ski programs for children, adults and veterans with disabilities.
 

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