Introducing High Fives Quarter 3 2021 Empowerment Grant recipients
High Fives is very proud to introduce everyone to these new Athletes that we will be supporting through their recovery and onto whatever goals and adventures that they can dream of.
Recovery and progression of one’s mind and body is a never-ending pursuit. These Athletes realize that setting goals and improving themselves is incredibly important. After one goal or adventure is complete, each Athletes sees that the specific goal they set is possible. Each new goal is a way to discover ways to become better every day, using the experience and skill created.
High Fives believes that these 11 new Athletes embody our values and will represent High Fives in amazing ways, and we cannot wait to see what they are able to accomplish.
Meet the East | Quarter 3 2021 Grant Recipients HERE
Quarter 3 2021 Empowerment Grant Recipients
Coedy Hadden| TBI
On January 5, 2020, Coedy suffered multi-trauma following a mountain biking accident on a steep section of the Kokoda trail on Mount Coot-Tha in Brisbane Australia
“Be alive or step aside”
Liz Saenz | Amputation
Kendra was downhill skiing at Marmot Basin at approximately 70km/hour when she went off a roller and lost control. She hit a tree and immediately could not move or feel her legs. This was the result of a T10 spinal cord injury.
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are”
These new central Athletes will be welcomed to the High Fives Ohana by previous Athletes and quarter 3 Grant recipient
Chris Waker| SCI
“LIFE IS BETTER WHEN YOU’RE SMILING“
Skis,race plates,bindings – $2,242
Grayson Luther| SCI
“SPEND A LITTLE MORE TIME TRYING TO MAKE SOMETHING OF YOURSELF AND A LITTLE LESS TIME TRYING TO IMPRESS PEOPLE.“
Adaptive Equipment – $4,000
Megan Wemmer| SCI
“THE WOMEN WHOM I LOVE AND ADMIRE FOR THEIR STRENGTH AND GRACE DID NOT GET THAT WAY BECAUSE SHIT WORKED OUT. THEY GOT THAT WAY BECAUSE SHIT WENT WRONG, AND THEY HANDLED IT. THEY HANDLED IT A THOUSAND DIFFERENT WAYS ON A THOUSAND DIFFERENT DAYS, BUT THEY HANDLED IT. THOSE WOMEN ARE MY SUPERHEROES.“
Healing Networks – $4,000
Trevor Kennison| SCI
“DON’T EVER GIVE UP OR STOP DOING WHAT YOU LOVE.“
Healing Network – $2,500.00