Dear NEDS Staff,
I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all of the instructors who worked with me over the past weekend. I was there for the MS event Saturday and stayed for Sunday. Honestly, I did not want to leave! A special thanks to Todd Clark and Jenny Quinn who were with me both days. They were so helpful and amazing. Jenny is going to do great as an OT, and Owen Anketell who hung out giving me tips all day Sunday is an impressive young man with a bright future. Also, thanks to Sarah, Brian, and Ed for their input. I had a weekend filled with joy and laughter thanks to all of you. I can’t wait to come back for more! Thanks for helping me to be completely joyous while skiing again. Wooohooo!
April 21, 2015
Dear Ralph, Ryan, & Terry
Now that the 2014-2015 ski season has come to an end, we want to thank each of you as well as our NEDS family (and especially Hans) for making this another great year for Betsy.
It’s difficult to really express what adaptive skiing means to Betsy and Sue and I. There is no other activity that has as positive an impact on her physical health as our ski program. Low muscle tone is one of the challenges of Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) but thru skiing, and particularly use of NEDS adaptive equipment, we continue to see real advances with each year.
It’s also hard to describe the absolute joy she experiences flying down the mountain as well as her personal sense of accomplishment. We doubt there are many students who love skiing as much as she does!
Again, as all of you know, her disability has some unique and, at times, very difficult challenges. More than anything else we want to thank the entire staff for the kindness and patience you have always shown her (and us!). Betsy is not always easy but in the end we know that everything we all do for her is worth it.
We would also like to thank the NEDS Board for their generosity this season in awarding Betsy a partial scholarship. Very, very much appreciated!
We are proud to be members of the NEDS family.
Kindest regards, Tim & Susan McMahon
I wanted to say thank you very much: your extra attention to detail, your ability to get the most out of your volunteers, your guidance to inspire me to further my professional standing, your happy upbeat personality, your willingness to share your extensive ski teaching knowledge; made this year for me the most memorable and wonderful late fall, winter, and early spring ever for me!
Your friendly, professional approach to each and every situation is simply perfect!!!
Not only did these qualities benefit me, they where recognized by the clients, volunteers and the general staff at the mountain.
You really are an asset to this organization.
I also what to thank you Ryan. My great experience would not have happened without all your extra hard work and dedication.
Ryan, you and Nicole have brought accountability to the NEDS program. You both should be extremely proud of what you have accomplished in such a short time.
I have over forty years of experience in running (and teaching) recreational swim programs and it has been a privilege working for you both. My training in this field was through nationally recognized pioneers in the field of aquatics and camp management (including the Boy Scouts of America).
YOU BOTH HAVE DONE AN OUTSTANDING JOB!!!
I wish to return to Bretton woods next year…Body willing.
And, yes to helping out with the summer programs, but you got to get dates etc. so that my planned canoe trip will fit in.
Thank you very much Nicole
Thank you very much Ryan
Dear Nicole and NEDS Team,
Thank you for making our skiing experience such an enjoyable one. Our sons Adam and Sean both skied in the Disabled Ski School Program during the Christmas/New Year’s break. Each of our boys has a diagnosis
of Charcot Marie Tooth Disease (CMT) which is a neuromuscular disease that affects their extremities. CMT causes muscle weakness, foot dropping, and atrophy of muscles in their extremities. Continue reading