Extreme healing

Extreme healing

Young patients benefit from outdoor adventure
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Program director Jordan Forney rappels from Morning Glory Arch in the Moab area during an outing in mid-September. Rock climbing is one of several activities First Descents uses to build camaraderie among participants.
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One camp for First Descents was near Castle Valley, Utah, along the Colorado River.
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Kelsey Tanner of Denver negotiates a tricky spot on a cliff wall during a mid-September outing of First Descents in Utah.
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The First Descents group included guides from the Colorado Mountain School during its mid-September outing in Utah.
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Whether it’s rappelling or shooting rapids, participants push themselves hard, says First Descents co-founder Corey Nielsen. But “the spotlight is on safety. We haven’t had any mishaps.”
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A fundraiser for First Descents, featuring the nonprofit’s documentary “Outliving It” and dinner, will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Backspace Theater, 1120 Main Avenue, Suite No. 2.

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