LAFAYETTE, Colo. - Many of us who live in Colorado love the outdoors and love to ski. So does Erik Bowen.
But Bowen’s active lifestyle was abruptly stopped when he had a double amputation. The 35-year old from Lafayette lost both feet to a severe strep infection and pneumonia, which caused his body to go into septic shock.
The "slalom ski foot" is the first prosthetic that quickly pops in and out of a ski binding and eliminates the need for a ski boot altogether.
Bowen will be hitting the slopes at Copper Mountain in the next few days. He promises to bring a GoPro with him, so we can check out his first downhill day.