EAGLE - This is story about Tred Barta. It's also a story about the Vail Valley.
In May of last year, Barta was hit with the most unlikely of double whammies - a spinal stroke that left him paralyzed from the chest down, and a rare form of blood cancer that complicated physical therapy with chemotherapy.
Barta was knocked out of an active life as a businessman, a passionate outdoorsman and the host of the outdoor TV show "The Best and Worst of Tred Barta" and into a wheelchair. A man who had done his best to help others for much of his adult life now found he needed help.
That's where this story becomes about the valley...Read More