GYPSUM, Colo. (CBS4)– A 15-year-old from Gypsum who dreamed of becoming a professional skier before she was paralyzed is showing off her winning spirit by hitting the slopes once again.
Kailyn had dreams of skiing professionally when a fall shattered her C7 vertebrae. She was left paralyzed from the chest down.READ MORE: 'The Correct Verdict': Denver Mayor Michael Hancock Reacts To Guilty Verdict For Derek Chauvin In George Floyd's Murder
When Kailyn was learning how to cope with her limitations and wheelchair, she told CBS4’s Britt Moreno that she wanted to ski again. She hit the slopes once more over the weekend.READ MORE: School Janitor Among 10 Men Arrested In Aurora Child Solicitation Bust
Kailyn was on a mono-ski at Winter Park for the first time since she fell in May 2015.MORE NEWS: Questions Remain Surrounding COVID Vaccines Administered At Dr. Moma Health And Wellness Clinic
She told CBS4 that it was really different and hard but said she enjoyed it a lot because she was finally back on the snow. The only bad thing she mentioned was that skiing left her sore!