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Disabled W.Va. vet awarded Novice Snowboarder of the Year

Apr. 26, 2013 @ 11:29 PM

Disabled Army veteran Adam Greathouse of Spencer, W.Va., recently participated in the 28th National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic held in March in Snowmass, Colo. It was the second time Greathouse had attended the clinic, which provides adaptive winter sports instruction for U.S. military veterans with disabilities.

During closing ceremonies, Greathouse was presented with the Novice Snowboarder of the Year award.

"I feel like a superhero," Greathouse said, after winning the award. "My kids think I am cool again."

Greathouse has credited the Winter Sports Clinic with changing his life. He said his view on life has changed, and he now looks for ways he can make a difference in the lives of other veterans.

This year's Winter Sports Clinic brought together nearly 400 veterans with traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, orthopedic amputations, visual impairments and certain neurological conditions to participate in a variety of activities including snowboarding, alpine and cross country skiing, rock climbing, scuba diving, kayaking, trapshooting and snowmobiling.

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