Posted: Jun 6, 2013 11:03 AM by Judy Slate
Updated: Jun 6, 2013 11:03 AM
BOZEMAN - Wesley Greene is not your typical athlete in training. But he trains hard with a lofty goal.
"That I can walk again. Pretty much, I'm working my way up there," he said.
Wesley is 17 years old. His life changed when he got into a skiing accident.
"I went off a jump and landed on my neck," Wesley recalls.
Wesley's parents, Gary and Karen Greene, were told their son would never leave a wheelchair.
"That was just heart wrenching, to think that a perfectly healthy young man, and he's going to be confined to this," his father said.
Luckily the doctors were wrong. Wesley's spine was not completely severed. And with the help of Eagle Mount volunteers and a lot of hard work, he's gaining strength. Eagle Mount offers a wide range of services to people with disabilities.
Wesley works out at Eagle Mount five to six days a week for hours, swimming, horseback riding and biking. Last winter, he hit the slopes once again, this time with the help of a sit-ski and some volunteers.
The Eagle Mount Rendezvous takes place Saturday at the organization's equestrian facilities. There will be a children's carnival, silent auction, BBQ dinner, music and a live auction. All proceeds go to Eagle Mount programs.