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Patients With Spinal Cord Injuries Go Sailing

Published: August 1, 2009

HOBIEDAYDENVER (CBS4) ― Craig Hospital patients took their rehabilitation outside on Friday for “Hobie Day.”

It was a chance for people with spinal cord injuries to show what they’ve accomplished on a visit to Cherry Creek Reservoir.

The patients were supported by family, nurses and therapists as they braved the water and boarded hobies, or hobie cats — small sailboats.

“Getting them out into the real world settings — the sun, the sand, the wind and getting on boats is applied therapy,” Craig spokesman Kenny Hosack said. “It’s disguised as fun.”