Behind The Scenes
Crested Butte, Colorado
My name is Cynthia Ramirez, 31 years old, single parent and a recent patient of Rancho Los Amigos Out-Patient Rehabilitation Center. In June of 2008, I suffered a car accident that has caused me to become paralysed from the waist down.
After coming home from my short stay rehabilitating at Rancho Los Amigos, I became very sheltered and did not have the desire to face this brand new world of mine. I became very familiar with my home and did my best to make it as comfortable as possible for me, since I spent most of my time here. My only outings would be to my therapy sessions, twice a week and frequent visits to the doctor.
It was during one my visits with my recreational therapist that I was given the opportunity to change the way I was feeling and be a part of something great by inviting me on a ski trip to the Adaptive Sports Center, (ASC) Crested Butte, Colorado.
Nine months after my accident, my trip to ASC was definitely the beginning of my new life!