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Sit Ski Trainer helps people with spinal cord injuries

Published: March 30, 2018

An inventor on the western slope is trying to help everyone ski, particularly people with spinal cord injuries.

HAYDEN — At his workshop near the town of Hayden, Wes Dearborn has an inspiring view that has helped inspire an invention to help people with disabilities learn to ski.

“Get people out skiing again,” said Dearborn.

He has spent the last 7 years working on something he calls the “Sit Ski Trainer.”

Sit-skiers find freedom on the slopes

Published: February 17, 2014 | Spinal Cord Injury:

Derek Moseychuk in a sit-skiTHE BLUE MOUNTAINS — Derek Moseychuk has found a new sense of freedom.

The Brampton man hit the slopes of the Craigleith Ski Club for the first time in more than a year on Thursday, with the steady hands of Steve Jones right behind him.

Moseychuk snowboarded on a regular basis at Blue Mountain, until a car crash in December, 2012, rendered him quadriplegic.

Josh Dueck becomes first person to land backflip in a sit ski

Published: February 8, 2012 | Spinal Cord Injury:

Try to imagine what it must have felt like.

Staring down at a snowy jump knowing you’d broken your neck and severed your spinal cord eight years ago trying to do a flying front flip on skis. Now you’re about to attempt a back flip while sitting on a chair with a single ski under it.

Would you do it? Would you tempt fate twice? Josh Dueck did, and he’s got the video that defies both logic and gravity

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