Amputee Vet Hurt In Avalanche During Fundraising Climb

PINKHAM NOTCH, N.H. (January 18, 2013)--The mother of a retired and disabled Marine who was injured in an avalanche says her son was climbing Mount Washington in New Hampshire to raise funds and awareness for families of Special Operations forces killed and wounded in action.

Denise Zeier says her son, Sgt. Keith Zeier, 26, lost his leg and suffered a brain injury in Iraq in 2006.

She said he has no fear and is passionate about the cause.

Zeier said she hasn't spoken to her son since the avalanche Thursday evening, but said his doctors told her his injuries are not life threatening and that the prognosis is promising.

She said Friday that he is resting comfortably in stable condition.

According to the group Ascents of Honor, Zeier was climbing with 11 other people, two of whom were also injured.


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