As snowflakes fell from the top of Mammoth Mountain on a frosty December morning, 5-year-old Sky positioned his skis and launched himself forward down the slope. Like his parents, Sky is an adventurer who enthusiastically learned to ski at an early age. After skiing down the hill, an adult snowboarder unexpectedly crashed into Sky, leaving him unable to get up.
A few hours later in the Emergency Room, an x-ray of Sky’s right leg indicated that he had a spiral fracture in his tibia. Sky needed a cast, and he chose hot pink, which is as vibrant and cheerful as his heart and soul.
Prior to discharging Sky, the doctor explained to Mara that Sky needed to limit weight-bearing activities to his injured leg. He asked Sky’s mom if she could get a pediatric wheelchair or walker, and crutches. Mara replied with a smile, “Why YES I can. We have a Loan Closet at home in Santa Barbara.”
So Mara reached out to her good friend, Easter Moorman, VNA Health’s Director of Marketing to see if the equipment Sky needed was available in the Loan Closet. Before Mara and Sky even made it to the front door of the Loan Closet, David Moorman greeted them with his kindhearted smile and cheerful, contagious laughter.
Answering all of Mara’s questions and playfully fitting Sky for his equipment, David turned what could have been a burdensome visit into an afternoon of fun. In no time, Sky wheeled out of the Loan Closet equipped with crutches, a wheelchair, and a relieved Mom, ready to conquer his next big adventure.
FEB 5, 2022: CLIMBING FIRE CRAGS (Elevation 1,684 feet)