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Out on the open water, it's a chance to be free.

"You start thinking everything's over life's over and you're just stuck with your disability," says waterskierr Robbie Parks.

That's where ASAP- or Adaptive Sports and Adventure Program- comes in.

The free program offers 17 different sports to disabled people. The program meets twice a week for up to four hours each time. Those who attend range from first-timers to competitiveskierss.

Ariella Barker had neveskieded before and was scared to try it out. But after a 9 month hospital stay, she had a change of heart.

"I realized that we only have a certain time in life and we should do the most we can do and we shouldn't let fear to control our lives," she says.

The experience was freeing for Ariella.

" I got really emotional out there because I thought last year this time I was in the hospital dying and now I was feeling the breeze on my face and the water on my fingers and it was great," she added.

Program director Jennifer Moore says athletes excel in their lives after skiing on Lake Norman.

"They start driving or go back to school," she says.

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