Kids of Courage Helps Those With Disabilities Conquer Ski Slopes
The charity travels around the country with those diagnosed with disabilities or serious illnesses.
It’s Azzie Warum's very first time on the slopes, and the 8-year-old is zooming.
"It feels like you're in a race car driving," he said.
He's one of the members of a large group hitting Mt. Snow in Vermont — finally getting to enjoy an activity many don't think twice about, all thanks to the charity Kids of Courage.
Dr. Stuart Ditcheck helped start the charity 11 years ago.
"We travel all over the country with large groups of children and young adults who are challenged with either physical disabilities or very serious illnesses," he told CBS News.
This year, several volunteers brought 52 campers and hundreds of doses of medicine to the mountains.
Everyone who participated was surrounded by a team of people whose job was to make sure everything was done safely.
Ayala Yakobzon just loved the adrenaline the ride gave her.
"It's just a rush 'cause you're going fast and the wind is in your face and your hair. it's a lot of fun," The 14-year-old said.
Although the charity’s name suggests it’s just for kids, adults get to participate too. Avi Davidson, 25, lost an arm and the use of his legs after falling as a teenager.
He says conquering the slopes means so much more.
"Beyond just the mountain? Basically obstacles in my way are there to overcome."
Trending on Inside Edition
Canadian Dad Stabbed to Death Outside Starbucks After Allegedly Asking Man Not to Vape Near His ToddlerCrime
Teenager Fighting for His Life After Horrific Hazing IncidentCrime
California Man Turns the Tables on Squatters Who Took Over His Mother's HomeNews
Was Nashville Shooter Targeting Pastor and His 9-Year-Old Daughter in Attack on Covenant School?Crime
Murder Conviction of 'Serial' Podcast Subject Adnan Syed Reinstated by Maryland CourtCrime
Inside the FBI Hunt for Teen Girl They Feared Was Planning 2nd Massacre at Columbine High on 20th AnniversaryCrime