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Eagle, Colo.shot on 2/24/05--Evelyn Corral and Jamie Duvall (center and l-r) join other students from Gypsum Elem. who came to welcome injured Iraqi veterans for their ski weekend. They talk to Orlando Short,31 from NY who lost his leg when hit by an RPG in Oct. in Ramalla (sp?). He show his prosthiesis to the kids. At Eagle Regional Airport some 11 soldiers injured in Iraq were given the opportunity to try skiing in this 'Vail Veteran Ski Weekend'. Cheryl Jensen wanted to do something for the veterans and last year she organized Vail Resort and hotels to donate in kind to give veterans who have given so much. She was only going to do it for one year but when one of the vets said to her 'in three days you've changed my life' she knew she would have to do it again. "There are so many amputees that come back. I just thought we could do something" Jensen said. (photo by Staff Photographer Linda McConnell/Rocky Mountain News)

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