While having an epic day biking in Whistler with friends, Adam was riding down a fairly tame trial which had a steep rock roller and flat bridge runout. Adam went over the top of the roller and his rear tire hit his butt, pushing him over the handlebars, sending him diving headfirst into the bridge, breaking his neck. This resulted in a C6 incomplete spinal cord injury.
His goals include; Walk a flight of stairs by November 2020, to be able to go for hikes with my family and go for a jog.
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.“
High Fives has provided:
$2,500 Adaptive Equipment (neufit electrical stimulation machine)
“This grant will help with the rental of the Neubie electrical stimulation machine. I will be able to continue using this machine daily at home with the intent of strengthening my lower extremities, particularly my right side. I am currently walking but with the gait of a zombie; sort of dragging my right leg along with me.“
– #HighFivesAthlete, Adam Volpe