#HighFivesAthlete Patrick Lonsdale has East Coast and West Coast ties. He is originally from the Mad River Valley in Vermont, where his parents still reside.
On January 28, 2013 Patrick was the first skier on the hill at Squaw Valley. Approaching the ski area’s Siberia chair lift, Patrick went to stop, his feet came out from under him and he slid, hitting his leg on a lift line divider. The crash resulted in a compound tibia / fibula fracture and a severed artery. After over seven months of surgeries and battling to keep his leg, Patrick had his left leg amputated below the knee in August.
“UP OR DOWN…IT’S UP TO YOU.”
Prosthetic Leg from Shoreline Prosthetics, Pool Therapy Sessions with Vibrantcare Rehabilitation, Massage Therapy sessions with Jeanne Hofvendahl D.C. and Jenni Silva CMT, Acupuncture Sessions with Jessica Davies L.Ac., High-End Prosthetic from Prosthetic Solutions in Santa Clara, CA