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Dedicated to helping people with disabilities soar

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.’

via Dedicated to helping people with disabilities soar » Knoxville News Sentinel.

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