AFTON, Minn. (KMSP) - What would winter be without skiing? The speed, the rush, the freedom, and the climb back up to do it all over again, and Shriners Hospitals for Children is committed to giving patients that experience.
It’s called Camp Achieve because that’s what these kids do.
“Some kids are missing legs, some are missing arms, some kids are missing both legs and both arms," Shriners spokesperson Maureen Johnston explained.
“A lot of times, kids come from small towns, they might be the only kid in town missing a limb and this brings them all together. One day in the summer and one day in the winter to interact with kids just like them.”
Volunteers pair up with a patient, and they take off to experience the thrill of winter on the slopes.
“They've been really helpful today. If they weren't here, I probably wouldn't be,” participant Craig Arsvold said.