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Vail, Colo.shot on 2/25/05--At Vail Resort 'Vail Veteran Ski Weekend' offered some 19 disabled veterans a chance to feel normal. Jim Nides (cq) (l) helps Veteran Jeff Sanders, 22 keep his balance as he take a break from skiing. Jeff had never skied before. Fellow Veteran Orlando Gill, 31 who lost his leg in Ramallah (sp). Jeff lost his leg from a roadside bomb 30 miles south of Baghdad. Cheryl Jensen is the organizer of the event. This is her second event. She 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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