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Stroke survivor takes to the slopes on Mt. Hood

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MOUNT HOOD, OR (KPTV) -

A stroke victim who was told he would be bedbound is now taking to the slopes on Mt. Hood.

In July, Bill McMahon was admitted into the Marquis Centennial in Gresham after a stroke left him bedridden and unable to speak. On Monday, he was able to get back to a sport he has loved for more than 35 years.

"The carving I tend to like," said McMahon. "I have to figure it out better, but the carving I like and the going downhill I like."

His daughter, Carla McMahon, added, "This means everything to my dad. I mean, skiing has been a passion with him and our family, so it's been a great experience being able to do this."

McMahon was able to do all that with the help of a specialty bi-ski, an adaptive seat on two skis. 

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