After cycling with WAS in the summer, Ernie decided to try out skiing. Hear about how he came to WAS and what it was like for him to ski for the first time!
Before all of the WAS activities, I was in a work-related accident. I was at work when I fell off the back of a house and landed 16 feet down in the gravel. I was hospitalized for about 4 months. While in the hospital, it was suggested that I try hand cycling as a form of exercise.So, after reaching the one-year mark after my accident, I was cleared to exercise.
At first, I was unsure about trying hand cycling as an activity. I looked into Wasatch Adaptive Sports for hand cycling and have been active for the past year. I usually go cycling with WAS Instructor, Breanna but have ridden with almost everyone else. I have a great time every time I go to any event with WAS. I love getting outdoors. Participating with WAS is a great opportunity for me to get outside and stay active.
After spending the summer and fall with WAS, I decided to try out skiing. I hadn’t skied before my injury because of previous accidents. I had broken both of my feet twice, which resulted in a limited range of motion in my feet.So before this accident, I hadn’t skied or ridden a bike. But now that I have been cycling and skiing with WAS, I love it. I constantly look forward to anything I can do outdoors, whether skiing, cycling, or whatever else I can do. Even though my last accident left me paralyzed, I have been very active. I have not let it beat me into submission. I’ve just kept moving forward and doing a lot of things that I wasn’t able to do before!
Wasatch Adaptive Sports
Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort
9385 S, Snowbird Center Dr.
Snowbird, Utah, 84092-9000