To accomplish our mission we need your support!

To accomplish our mission we need your support!

Continue to help

Our trek is complete, we reached the summit,
we awarded scholarships for the 2008-2009 ski season!
Ultimately, we’d love to have people
carry on supporting us
and our efforts so that we can continue to help female disabled athletes in the future.
We are currently accepting applicants for this season, which is a Paralympic season.

Kati Rooney


Kati has always been active in sports which included swimming, running, cycling. In October of 1997, while swimming in Lake Michigan, she was hit by an out of control boat which caused the amputation of her left leg below the knee. Following her accident, she was introduced to disabled sports and competed for the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago’s swim team- The RIC Wave. She spent the next five years competing in many meets as well as Nationals in 1999, 2000 and 2001. One year after her amputation she started running and subsequently competed in a number of able-bodied races. She began cycling more seriously and fell in love with kayaking and cross-country skiing. She learned how to downhill ski for the first time in 1999.

Currently Kati is not training for any races. As she says, “I am just training for life” She uses a bicycle as her primary form of transportation all year round. She continues to swim in Lake Michigan every day for almost five months of the year as well as pool swimming in the winter months. She stays active with running and yoga. “Nothing makes me happier than getting out and enjoying a beautiful day- swimming in the big lake, running on my beautiful carbon fiber leg, jumping on my favorite bike, or skiing in the woods! Staying active and being strong is what makes me sure that I will always be able to face the challenges of being an amputee”.

Live Life without Limitations!

5 comments:

JJ said...

Kati,

Good luck! Have a safe and wonderful trip.

Jeff Jones

Deborah Syna said...

Kati-

Nina and I will be thinking of you every moment and sending good thoughts your way. You are the most awesome woman I know-

Much love and luck-

Deb and Nina

Anonymous said...

Hi Kati,
it's so great that you can to that!!
have lots of fun and good luck!
Take some great pictures :-)
with love
Theresa

manitou2200 said...

HO HO congradulations!!!!! Jim just gave us the news of your successful summit this morning, we are all (Benny, Doug, Jackie, Jim and I) at our office in Maple City celebrating your success. Keep being you Kati, you sure motivate and inspire me to be more. Be safe and I can't wait to talk with you about the trip.
Love!!
Allan

Anonymous said...

Il semble que vous soyez un expert dans ce domaine, vos remarques sont tres interessantes, merci.

- Daniel