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Snowboarding accident recovery

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Dave Genchi, left, and Andrew "Hondo" Sanders both injured their spinal cords in snowboarding accidents last season in Routt County. Genchi and Sanders supported each other during their rehabilitation at Craig Hospital in Denver. Sanders was discharged from the hospital after regaining his ability to walk. Genchi is paralyzed from his chest down and is scheduled to leave the hospital July 10. Photo by Matt Stensland

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Andrew "Hondo" Sanders injured his spinal cord snowboarding at the Steamboat Ski Area on the last day of the season, April 15. Photo by Matt Stensland

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Heather Holjes lives in Florida but has flown to Denver 18 times to see and help her friend Dave Genchi. Photo by Matt Stensland

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Dave Genchi, left, and Andrew "Hondo" Sanders talk and laugh in Genchi's room at Craig Hospital in Denver. Genchi and Sanders both injured their spinal cords in snowboarding accidents last season in Routt County. Sanders was discharged from the hospital after regaining his ability to walk. Genchi is paralyzed from his chest down and is scheduled to leave the hospital July 10. Photo by Matt Stensland

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A table in Dave Genchi's hospital room has been labeled the "fun zone." Photo by Matt Stensland

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Dave Genchi's friend, Heather Holjes prepares a drink for Genchi in his hospital room. Photo by Matt Stensland

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Dave Genchi is now scheduled to leave Craig Hospital for Florida on July 10. Photo by Matt Stensland

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