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Mom's accident

From: MPR News Stations
Series: MPR News' Youth Series
Length: 04:52

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How a mother's skiing accident changed a family's life and offered lessons to her daughters.

20091229_kiyomizudera-in-tokyo_1_small For the Fink family, each New Year's Day marks another anniversary of an event that profoundly changed the family's life.

Every New Year, the family of St. Louis Park loads up the car with cross-country ski gear and heads up North. These days, they make the trip minus one pair of skis. Eleven years ago, when Mara Fink was in fourth grade and her sister was a second-grader, their mom fell on a ski trail and was paralyzed from the neck down.

Mara is now a junior at St. Olaf College.  

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For the Fink family, each New Year's Day marks another anniversary of an event that profoundly changed the family's life.

Every New Year, the family of St. Louis Park loads up the car with cross-country ski gear and heads up North. These days, they make the trip minus one pair of skis. Eleven years ago, when Mara Fink was in fourth grade and her sister was a second-grader, their mom fell on a ski trail and was paralyzed from the neck down.

Mara is now a junior at St. Olaf College.  

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Every New Year, the Fink family of St. Louis Park loads up the car with cross-country ski gear and heads up North. These days, they make the trip minus one pair of skis. Eleven years ago, Mara Fink's mom fell on a ski trail and was paralyzed from the neck down. Mara was in 4th grade and her sister was a second grader. So for Mara, each New Year's Day marks another anniversary of an event that profoundly changed her family's life and Mara's. Mara's now a junior at St. Olaf College. She prepared this story:

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http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/12/31/mara-fink-youth-radio/