HIGH FIVE #HIGHFIVESATHLETE Dani Burt FOR ACHIEVING her third OF FIVE ARCADE BELT GOALS!

Dani Burt Goal #3: Compete at USA Championships on June 12-13th and have a podium finish. She ended up getting 2nd!

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DANI WAS RIDING DOWN MOUNT PALOMAR ON HER MOTORCYCLE IN 2004 WHEN A DECEPTIVE TURN IN THE ROAD CAUSED HER TO LOSE CONTROL OF HER BIKE. SHE WAS THROWN 20 FEET INTO THE AIR AND 45 FEET DOWN THE MOUNTAIN-SIDE. DANI FRACTURED HER NECK (NON-DISPLACED AT C6), BROKE ALL OF HER RIBS AND LEFT HUMERUS, RUPTURED HER SPLEEN, HER LUNGS COLLAPSED, AND SHE SMASHED HER TIBIA AND FIBULA ON HER RIGHT LEG. SHE WAS PLACED IN A DRUG-INDUCED COMA FOR 45 DAYS. WHILE IN A COMA, SHE DEVELOPED GANGRENE IN HER KNEE AND ACUTE RESPIRATORY DISTRESS SYNDROME IN HER LUNGS. ONCE HER LEG WAS AMPUTATED, HER BODY WAS ABLE TO FOCUS ON HEALING HER LUNGS.
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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.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ARCADE BELT PROGRAM HERE