High Fives Provides me with My Access- Jason Abraham

ACCESS TO MY” IS A 5 PART VIDEO-SERIES THAT ALLOWS HIGH FIVES TO SHOW DONORS AND PARTNERS THE DIRECT IMPACT AND LIFE-CHANGING VALUE THAT THEIR SUPPORT HAS ON THE HIGH FIVES ATHLETES AND THEIR FAMILIES.

High Fives Provides me, Jason Abraham, with Access to Adventure with my family-
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Kate Abraham // Elevated Image

Jason and his son Ebbett (9) getting Jason’s board ready to shred some waves while in Maui

HIGH FIVES IS PROUD TO BE THERE TO WITNESS AND PROVIDE THE HELP AND SUPPORT FOR OUR ATHLETES TO DO THINGS THAT THEY MAY HAVE NOT THOUGHT WERE EVER POSSIBLE. 

SEEING AN ATHLETE GO THROUGH A LIFE-CHANGING INJURY AND HAVE DOUBTS ABOUT WHETHER THEY WILL BE ABLE TO PURSUE THEIR PASSIONS AND DREAMS IS TOUGH BUT SEEING THEM COME UP WITH IDEAS AND CREATE GOALS THAT GO TOWARDS A BIGGER PICTURE OF LIFELONG DREAMS IS ALWAYS INCREDIBLE. 

THIS IS HOW HIGH FIVES HAS HELPED OUR GREAT FRIEND AND ATHLETE JASON ABRAHAM ACHIEVE ACCESS TO ADVENTURE WITH HIS FAMILY.

JASON SPENT MOST OF HIS LIFE PUSHING HIS LIMITS ON HIS SKIS. HE WAS WIDELY REGARDED AS ONE OF THE BEST SKIERS IN THE TAHOE AREA. A SHORT TIME BEFORE HIS LIFE-ALTERING INJURY JASON MADE THE DECISION TO STEP AWAY FROM HIGH-RISK SKIING AND BEGAN A TRANSITION INTO PHOTOGRAPHY.

 JASON DID THIS SO HE COULD STILL BE INVOLVED IN THE SKI COMMUNITY HE LOVED SO MUCH BUT WOULD LIMIT THE POTENTIAL FOR INJURY WHILE STILL PROVIDING FOR HIS WIFE KATE AND THEIR NEWBORN SON EBBETT.

UNFORTUNATELY, WHILE SHOOTING PHOTOS AT SQUAW VALLEY, JASON DECIDED TO PUT DOWN THE CAMERA AND TAKE A RUN FOR HIMSELF. THIS WAS THE RUN THAT WOULD CHANGE THE COURSE OF HIS LIFE FOREVER. HE CRASHED ON THIS RUN AND BROKE HIS C6 VERTEBRAE, LEAVING HIM PARALYZED.

JASON WENT THROUGH SOME TOUGH TIMES AFTER LEARNING OF HIS NEW FUTURE, BUT HE KEPT POSITIVE AND GRINDED HARD THROUGH HIS REHABILITATION AND WORKOUTS.

AFTER HIS INJURY, ONE OF THE FIRST THOUGHTS THAT WENT THROUGH HIS HEAD WAS ABOUT HIS YOUNG SON EBBETT. HE WONDERED HOW HE WAS GOING TO TEACH HIS SON ALL THE LESSONS HE HAD PLANNED TO INSTILL IN THE YOUNG BOY OR HOW HE WAS GOING TO GO BIKE RIDE OR JUST ADVENTURE WITH HIS SON.

WE HAVE BEEN FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO WITNESS AND HELP PROVIDE RESOURCES AND SUPPORT TO THE ABRAHAMS: SEEING JASON AND HIS SON CATCH WAVES TOGETHER, RIDE MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILS TOGETHER, AND BOND AS FATHER AND SON.

 WE HAVE WITNESSED JASON GROW AND WORK HARD TO TEACH, SHOW, AND LEARN FROM HIS SON. HIGH FIVES HAS BEEN LUCKY TO BE ABLE TO PROVIDE JASON WITH ACCESS TO HIS FAMILY ADVENTURES.

Kate Abraham // Elevated Image
Kate Abraham // Elevated Image
Kate Abraham // Elevated Image
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