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ACCESS TO MY
Access To My is the video series we make to connect monthly donors to the people they serve. Real life stories. Follow our fearless leader, Roy Tuscany, and learn more about how High Fives Foundation was started and how we got to where we are today.
ACCESS TO HIGH FIVES FOUNDATION
What would you do if you were told you would never walk again? Would you sit back and give up or would you give everything you had and find a gear you didn’t know you were capable of?
On April 29, 2006, Roy Tuscany, founder and CEO of High Fives, suffered a devastating spinal cord injury while training in the terrain park at Mammoth Mountain, California. Roy sustained a burst fracture of his T-12 vertebrae, compromising 45% of his spinal cord after going 130 feet on a 100-foot jump. The accident rendered his lower body paralyzed. After having high hopes of becoming a world-class professional skier, he then had to re-learn everything in life from the ground up. The skiing accident was truly life-changing but he eventually began making great progress in his recovery process. With the help of strong personalities, positivity, and plenty of high fives, he stepped into skis and loaded the lift at Sugar Bowl Ski Resort in Lake Tahoe, California for the first time in March of 2008. The encouragement and inspiration he received during his recovery motivated him to start a foundation to help others overcome similar obstacles.
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