Teen Who Suffered Sudden Paralysis Hits Slopes Again Thanks to Therapy and Special Skis

Teen Who Suffered Sudden Paralysis Hits Slopes Again Thanks to Therapy and Special Skis

Jacob Wald, 13, went skiing last month with the help of specially designed skis that allow him to use his arms to steer. Jacob temporarily lost the use of his legs in January 2015 when he developed a rare neurological condition called transverse myelitis. However, he was able to hit the slopes again last month for the first time since he lost feeling in his legs with help from Outdoors for All, an organization that provides adaptive and therapeutic recreation programs for children and adults with disabilities. Excerpts from Jacob’s story on Seattle Children’s On the Pulse blog were used for this article.

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