We give persons with multiple and severe disabilities, serious illnesses and special needs the opportunity to experience the joy and therapy of outdoor activities.
BOEC Participant, Richard Abbott is Back Doing What He Loves
When he awoke from a five-day coma, Richard Abbott didn't remember being hit by a car. "People tell me that's a good thing," he says. But he also did not remember how to swallow, walk or how to do anything that once came naturally. Decked out in his mountain biking gear today, Abbott barely resembles someone who has suffered major brain injuries, and he attributes his remarkable recovery - and his return to his bike in a great part to the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center. Abbott credits the BOEC for motivating him in his recovery, and the added encouragement has kept him coming back to do more adaptive programs at the BOEC. Although frequent bouts of dizziness still slow him down, he recently participated in the third annual Adaptive Cycle Fest at Keystone Resort, joining eight other riders on a scenic tour of Summit County's bike paths.