When Al Kaye introduced Carly Waugh to the handcycle, the former high school and college athlete ‘thought it was kind of lame,’ she recalls.
‘It was a pride thing,’ says Waugh, a former park service firefighter who was paralyzed after a fall while battling fires in Oregon.
Kaye next invited Waugh to a snow ski clinic hosted by the Innovative Recreation Cooperative, a program that Kaye founded at the Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center.
‘I thought that part of my life was over, but I loved it,’ she says. ‘I was back out on that mountain, out there with able-bodied enthusiasts, and I realized I can do anything I want to do.’
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