On December 23, 2016, Allyson was snowboarding at Area 51, Keystone’s snowboard park. After hitting an A frame rail, she set herself up to hit another feature which had two ramps connected by a rail. She hit the ramp too with too much speed sending her into a backflip about 10 feet from the feature. Allyson landed directly on her back. The instant she hit the ground, she knew she was paralyzed. After the personnel at St. Anthony’s took MRIs and scans, this was confirmed with a dislocated spine and break at T12. Allyson continues to seek out adventures through the support of High Fives, her friends, and family.
“You only live once; but if you do it right, once is enough.“
High Fives has provided:
Physical Therapy Sessions at the PEAK Center and E-Stim Pads from PowerDot, Adaptive ski lessons at Winter Park, lodging and a wheelchair freewheel, Vehicle Auto-Start, Ski Lessons and Accommodations at Crested Butte, Dry Needling at Craig Hospital , a Kayak from ASC, and partial funding towards a Bomber Offroad Handcycle from ReActive Adaptations.