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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. Casey Owens, 23 of Houston dons his helmet as he sits on his monoski. He lost his legs in Alanbar Province in an anti-tank mine. He has since his injuries and headed up the hill for more challenging slopes. 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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