A note from Mark Litynski, the Marine that lost both legs and his lower left arm in combat 3 years ago, following the January 25-28 STARS Ski Camp at Steamboat Springs. Mark is now a pretty good snowboarder.
Dear STARS Program Donors, Volunteers, and Staff
I want to thank you for the hospitality and generosity you have shown myself as well as the rest of the veterans and our families during our trip to Steamboat Ski Resort. Both my friend Scott, who attended the event as my caregiver, and I were awe-struck by the accommodations. It was a remarkable experience that we will never forget. This selfless act of kindness that you men and women have demonstrated, do so much more for us than the obvious of providing us a wonderful time on the mountain. I think I speak for all veterans when I say that these acts of love and support give us a renewed sense of pride and worth in what we have done. Trips such as this shift our attention from what we may view as no longer possible to what is possible, providing us with an ever increasingly optimistic view of our futures; and for that ladies and gentlemen, no words will ever be enough. I am truly humbled by your generosity.
Here is Mark adjusting his snow board.