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Snowfest gets Wounded Warriors on skis, snowboards, and ‘out of the rut’

U.S. Army Sgt. Pedro Rosada snowboards with outriggers during the 2013 Snowfest at Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort. (Sean Coffey/STRIDE)
U.S. Army Sgt. Pedro Rosada snowboards with outriggers during the 2013 Snowfest at Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort. (Sean Coffey/STRIDE)
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Cpl. Jeremy Walton was extremely hesitant to strap on a snowboard at last year’s Wounded Warrior Snowfest. The former Marine had suffered lower back injuries and a severe traumatic brain injury during his tour of duty in Iraq and the effects had lingered. “I’d been snowboarding all my life, but I hadn’t done it in forever,” the 29-year-old Castleton-on-Hudson resident recounted. “My knees and my back were still pretty bad and I was still fresh ...

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