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The Drop-In: An Adaptive Day (video)

Baltimore resident Van Brooks makes a carve on the bi ski with adaptive ski instructor Thor Knutson on Thursday afternoon on Snowmass Mountain. Brooks became paralyzed his junior year of high school from a neck injury during football while making a tackle. He tries to inspire others to remain positive through his blog www.vanbrooks.com and is also the founder and executive director of the nonprofit Safe Alternative Foundation for Education, Inc. "A man isn't defeated when he loses, he's defeated when he gives up," Van Brooks. Check out today's Drop-In video episode on The Aspen Times' website and Facebook page of Van skiing the slopes of Snowmass.
Needing some inspiration? Check out Van Brooks tearing up the slopes of Snowmass in a bi ski in this edition of The Drop-In. This was his third day ever skiing and he commends his Challenge Aspen instructors for their help in the process. Way to go Van!


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