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February 9Who Care honoree: Bob Walter

6:10 PM, Feb 1, 2013   |    comments
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KUSA - After taking 25 years off of skiing, Bob Walter had to get back into shape to start skiing again. 

Before too long he began teaching others.

With the Children's Hospital sports program, Walter now volunteers to help children learn how to ski who don't have use of their legs.

It's a cause that's close to his heart. His daughter Shelly was involved in the program during junior high. She has spina bifida. She isn't in a wheelchair but does need braces and has no feeling from her knees down.

"It's tough being in junior high. Kids tease people who are different than they are. This is a way that they can go out and do things that everyone else is doing," Walter said.

Walter says there are many lessons on the mountain.

"Even though you have a disability, you can do pretty much anything if you put your mind to it," Walter said.

Walter says it's a good lesson in life not to give up and to keep trying. He believes you can do whatever you set your mind to.

Congratulations Bob Walter!

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