National Ski Patrol Stands By Fallen Patroller

The National Ski Patrol stands behind its own, especially in times of need. Former patroller Sally Francklyn fell skiing and fractured her skull in March, and the NSP is helping raise $$ for her recovery

The National Ski Patrol stands behind its own, especially in times of need. On March 24, 2012, Sally Francklyn, who patrolled at Copper Mountain for 10 years and then worked as a ski magazine writer and public relations manager, fell skiing outside Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, destroying her helmet and fracturing her skull.

Sally was expertly and expeditiously evacuated by JHMR Ski Patrol and Teton County Search and Rescue, and transported to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, ID. Her fantastic care and strong spirit enabled her to recover enough to be transported to her hometown of Colorado Springs, Colo, where she is now in an ICU, with an optimistic prognosis.

The communities that have been lucky enough to know Sally have been rallying around her, with fundraisers, a Facebook group over 1400 strong, messages of good hope and literally tens of thousands of visitors to her page. Copper Mountain changed the Super Hero heat of their CopperMan race to the Super Hero Sally heat and sold $10 super hero capes in support its long-dedicated friend.

At the Annual NSP Patroller Education Conference, also held at Copper Mountain last weekend, attendees donated over $700 to Sally's Super Fund, and official NSP Sponsor company Polarmax challenged other sponsors to match a $250 donation to Sally's Super Fund in support of Sally and the risks all patrollers take to ensure the safety and enjoyment of the skiing and snowboarding public.

If you know Sally Francklyn, please consider donating to Sally's Super Fund, which will be used to: Help with any medical expenses that may come up that are not covered by Sally's insurance, make donations to volunteer EMS/Rescue providers, and assist with Sally's rehabilitation during her recovery.

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About the National Ski Patrol
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