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Timothy Giggey

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW3

Further personal information

Languages
English
Higher education
Business Administration, Management - University of Southern Maine: Portland, ME, USA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began skiing at age four, and took up Para alpine skiing in January 2008 through Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation in the United States of America.
Why this sport?
He had skied before his legs were amputated and wanted to return to the sport. "Not being able to ski for 14 years, I missed the whole shaped ski revolution, so I had to re-learn to ski on this new style of equipment while getting used to my new feet and getting back into physical shape."

General interest

Nicknames
Tim (familyskitrips.com, 23 Mar 2008)
Impairment
In December 1995 both of his legs were amputated below the knee after he contracted an infection. He had spent several weeks in an induced coma to fight the infection, during which time he had a stroke. He was unable to speak for 18 months. (firstgiving.com, 29 Mar 2014; familyskitrips.com, 23 Mar 2008)