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For media/press inquiries, please contact:
Jacqueline Baer
(214) 559-8352
jacqueline.baer@tsrh.org

American Airlines, TSRHC to Host Send-off Party to Celebrate Annual Amputee Ski Trip for Patients

Hospital sends 13 teenage amputee patients to Winter Park, Colorado

WHO: -13 teenage amputee patients and eight chaperones, including medical staff and employees from Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC)
-American Airlines representatives
-TSRHC families and staff and representatives, including President and CEO Bob Walker

WHAT: TSRHC and American Airlines will host a send-off party at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) to celebrate the 32nd annual Amputee Ski Trip. The send-off party includes games, food and brief remarks from representatives of TSRHC and American Airlines. The Amputee Ski Trip sends 13 teenage patients from TSRHC to the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) in Winter Park, Colo., one of the world’s largest outdoor therapeutic recreation facilities. During the week, patients will participate in an all-expense-paid ski adventure, receiving individualized instruction from highly trained professionals.

WHEN: Monday, February 11, 2013
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHERE: Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)
Yandry Center in Terminal C
2300 E. Airfield Drive
DFW Airport, Texas 75261
*Please go to the ticket counter nearest Gate C2, then through security. Once through security, proceed to Gate C2.

PARKING: Follow the airport entrance signs to Terminal C, Gate C2 parking
If you are interested in attending the send-off celebration, please let me know by 4 p.m. CST on Friday, Feb. 8, so we can provide an advance list to airport security. We must have your full name (first, middle and last) and birth date for security clearance purposes, and this information must match your government-issued ID.

ABOUT TSRHC: Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children is one of the nation’s leading pediatric centers for the treatment of orthopaedic conditions, certain related neurological disorders and learning disorders, such as dyslexia. Admission is open to Texas children from birth up to 18 years of age. Patients receive treatment regardless of the family’s ability to pay. For more information, to volunteer or to make a donation, please call (214) 559-5000 or (800) 421-1121 or visit www.tsrhc.org.

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