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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Star skier Jimmie Heuga dies - He helped thousands with MS to live their lives

Vail Daily

Heuga's Vail Valley-based organization has helped thousands with multiple sclerosis live active lives

Jimmie Heuga, the American skier who won a bronze medal in the 1964 Olympics and later used his battle with multiple sclerosis to help other people diagnosed with that disease, died Monday.

He was 66.

In 1984, Heuga founded the Vail Valley-based Jimmie Heuga Center, which sought to encourage people with multiple sclerosis to adopt healthy lifestyles and positive attitudes. The group is now called Can Do Multiple Sclerosis.

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