94-year-old blind veteran goes downhill skiing in Colorado

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A 94-year-old World War II veteran who’s legally blind is not one to back away from a challenge.

Navy veteran Warren Heyer, of Sioux Falls, recently went downhill skiing at a special winter sports clinic in Colorado.

The Argus Leader reports that Heyer was among about 400 veterans with disabilities who participated in the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic on April 2.

Heyer says cruising down Snowmass Mountain in a guided sled-type vehicle was “a little scary, but a lot of fun.”

Heyer had a similar experience at the Terry Peak ski resort in the Northern Black Hills of South Dakota, but he wanted to take it to the next level.

Heyer’s next challenge will be competing at the National Veterans Golden Age Games in Alaska in June.

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Information from: Argus Leader, http://www.argusleader.com

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