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Leaps of Faith Gives Disabled Time on the Slopes



    Individuals with disabilities practiced skiing at Mt. Southington in Plantsville on Tuesday. (Published Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013)

    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.