Why I’m no longer skiing aspen
Aspen, CO (Medical News Today) — A ski racer has been diagnosed with a severe form of a blood disorder called Parkinson’s disease, and is in critical condition, the National Ski Patrol (NSP) confirmed.
The news came in a statement posted online by the NSP late Friday night.
A statement from the NMP confirmed the news to the media late Friday, and also confirmed that the athlete had died, but did not provide additional details.
In a statement, the NPS said it was investigating the case.
It is with deep sadness that we share with you the passing of a member of the ski community, and their families, at a time when so much is being done to reduce the risk for this illness and to save lives.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the person who passed away.
The NSP will continue to work with the family, as well as all others affected by this severe form, to identify a cure.
Aspen Ski Club is continuing to work to identify the person and determine the cause of this condition, and the ski racing community remains deeply saddened by this tragedy.