How one IBMer is assisting the disabled build self-confidence through skiing Every Friday night for the past four winters, IBMer Jeff Helton, has driven to Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, Alberta, where he straps on his skis and dons his “tiger” ski helmet. He then meets up with his skiing partner for the evening – a nine year old girl, Olivia, who was born with bilateral retinoblastoma and is blind. For the next two hours Jeff and Olivia ski together – where week after week he has taught her the skills and confidence needed to become a solid intermediate skier – all under the auspices of The Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing (CADS). Skiing is for everyone CADS is a volunteer organization with provincial chapters across the country. For thirty years they have assisted disabled Canadians lead richer and fuller lives through...

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