“It was amazing getting back to Moab (Utah) with my friends,” said #HighFivesAthlete Austin Hunt. “I haven’t been there in forever, and we ripped around on RZR’s and re-explored the beautiful area.”
AUSTIN SEVERELY FRACTURED HIS C4 VERTEBRAE DURING A DOWNHILL SKIING ACCIDENT AT JACKSON HOLE MOUNTAIN RESORT IN JACKSON, WY. HE ALSO HAD A PARTIALLY DISSECTED VERTIBRAL ARTERY THAT CLOSED OFF. THE ARTERY THEN OPENED UP AND CAUSED A PICA STROKE WHICH LEFT HIM WITH ADDITIONAL PARALYSIS IN HIS RIGHT SIDE. THE STROKE ALSO CAUSED DOUBLE VISION AND IMPAIRED HEARING IN HIS RIGHT SIDE.
THE BELT PROGRAM, WHICH IS SIMILAR TO A KARATE BELT SYSTEM, REWARDS HIGH FIVES ATHLETES WITH AN ARCADE BELT CONTAINING A NEW GOLD STAR FOR EACH MILESTONE ACHIEVED. THIS FRAMEWORK IS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE CLARITY, SUPPORT, COMPETITION AND INSPIRATION FOR OTHERS AS THESE ATHLETES WORK TO REBUILD THEIR LIVES.