Batterson Park in Farmington

From left, Bill Soracin, 67, of Sandy Hook, holds Mark Kline, 38, of Mexico, New York while his son Mark Soracin, 42, of Bethlehem reaches out for Kline in a sit-down water ski during the Connecticut Wounded Warrior Disabled Sports Project day at Batterson Park in Farmington Friday August 14, 2009. The Soracins volunteer with Leaps of Faith, a non-profit organization out of Sandy Hook trains waterskiers with disabilities, helped out with water sports activites. Kline was in the Army at 23 when he got sick with Wilson's Disease, a rare genetic condition. He uses a wheelchair to get around but was able to use the sit-down ski and eventually stand up on skis using a boom pole attached to the boat.
Bettina Hansen, Hartford Courant
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