Great stories come from all places, this one comes from High Fives Athlete Landon McGauley

McGauley broke his T4 and T5 in a mountain biking accident in July 2010. Six months later, he received a grant from the High Fives Foundation, flew to the Reno/Tahoe airport, got in a sit ski at Alpine Meadows, and began his goal of one day making the Canadian Paralympic Ski Team.

“Landon has the determination to complete anything and do it with smile,” says Roy Tuscany, founder of the High Fives Foundation.

Landon STOKED to be out on the water!
Landon STOKED to be out on the water!

The sensation of being outdoors is pretty inspirational. In fact, it might be one of the most inspiring things about living on Earth. So, what happens when you’re an outdoor buff who gets injured? That’s where the High Fives Foundation comes in. Roy shows Winter Empowerment Fund athletes that there are accessible summer action sports available for them in the annual High Fives Adaptive Surf Trip. The surf trip is happening NOW at the Jersey Shore.

After speaking with the High Fives team in Jersey, the young gun from Canada, Landon, said his goal on this Surf Trip is to catch as many waves as he can and improve his ability by the end of the week. The boys are also enjoying homemade Italian food, jamming on the guitar and great weather.

Landon thanks for proving that there are no limits to what you can do!

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