LIFE-CHANGING SKI HOLIDAY
Denise Reeves, who had two lifechanging experiences, including being in a coma, went on an Alpine ski trip. Catherine Cosby, of Ski 2 Freedom, recounts her story:
“Denise is a remarkable person and had rather given up on being able to do anything again. I recommended she went to Montgenèvre [in Hautes-alpes], as it offered both an ideal location and ski instructor experience. Katie Waddington of Zenith Holidays helped with the booking of flights, accommodation and in-resort representation.
“Denise needed a lot of help, as she had a subsequent brain injury, but went in March this year on what was going to be a ‘one-off’ ski trip. In fact, the experience was so rewarding that she has already booked for next winter.
“The resort is exceptional in accommodating all types of conditions. There has to be some compromise, as there is a lack of suitable, fullywheelchair-accessible places to stay. But parents and skiers overcome this when they have perfect slopes and instructors. Thomas from ESF was remarkable.”