14 local amputee teens head to Colorado for annual ski trip

DALLAS -- It's round two for 16-year-old Cody and some of the 13 other teens headed to Winter Park, Colorado!

Every year, American Airlines, Saint Bernard, and other sponsors team up to send  Scottish Rite patients on a once-in-a-lifetime trip. And for Cody, who is considered a ski-trip vet, is taking his new computerized legs along for the journey.

"The first time I went I  got to try skiing for the first time that was my first time ever skiing or getting to do a winter sport," Cody said. "I think I'll have more independence on walking in the snow and able to navigate the slick surfaces."

NewsFix caught up with the rest of the crew for their send-off filled with balloons, treats, and goodbye hugs.

This story was modified to specify that sponsors cover the cost of the trip.