Ski instructor needs help |

Ski instructor needs help

Dear Editor:

A local ski instructor for people with disabilities needs your help! Herman “Case” Ronde is battling very aggressive melanoma cancer today. If you don’t know Case, I hope you’ll get to meet him, as his mission in life is to give everyone a perfect day on the snow (you know what those are ” you live here).

He is very accomplished in a myriad of disciplines, including telemarking, and has worked with children and adults with disabilities for a number of years in Aspen and elsewhere in the world. While many of us would be at home feeling sorry for ourselves, this brave man has been working between treatments developing a startup adaptive program in Chile and taking totally visually impaired children skiing for the first time ever. However he needs your help as treatments are expensive and he hasn’t been able to work full-time in almost two years.

Please consider donating to: Melanoma Fighting with Case; Alpine Bank; P.O. Box 5490; Snowmass Village, CO 81615. If anyone can kick this cancer, it is Case ” he is a strong otherwise healthy generous man. I hope you get to ski with him soon and with your help he can give an injured veteran, child with autism or youth in a monoski another “perfect day on the snow.”

Kelly Voss


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