Before the 1950s, a spinal cord injury was almost the same as a death sentence. There was little likelihood that people survived and recovered mobility from severe spinal damage. However, modern science makes full recovery possible.
While cold temperatures and snowstorms may push people from the lower 48 indoors, Alaskans gravitate to the mountains to enjoy their favorite winter activities and sports.
Many of us look forward to Christmas all year long. We get together with relatives we haven't seen in a while and celebrate the holiday with feasting, caroling and gift giving.