Arash Bayatmakou

Arash Bayatmakou

United States of America
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Ski

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Berkeley, CA

In 2012 Arash fell from a third story balcony of an apartment building, landed on his neck breaking the C5-C6 vertebrae and suffered a spinal cord injury. Arash was instantly paralyzed from the chest down, and was rushed to surgery a couple days later. In surgery, they fused his spine between C4-C7 with titanium rods and screws. Soon after surgery Arash was diagnosed as a C7 Incomplete ASIA B spinal cord injury. In Arash’s quest to get stronger, gain back function, get back into the great outdoors, and enjoy life, he would like to partake in a new activity, specifically a winter sport. Arash’s girlfriend is an avid cross-country skier. With assistance from the High Fives Foundation he is on his way to realizing his goal of joining her in that sport.

“RECOVERY IS MY RELIGION. I LIVE IT, BREATHE IT, SLEEP IT, DREAM IT AND SPEND EVERY SECOND OF EVERY DAY FOCUSED ON ACHIEVING MY GOAL TO GET BACK ON MY FEET!“

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High Fives has provided:

Adaptive Cross Country ski lessons, rentals and day passes at Tahoe Donner (Truckee, CA)

Arash Bayatmakou

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Susan Curtin

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Robert Lynn

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Robert Kokoszyna

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Patrick Brown

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Mathew Andrew

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Chris Waker

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Jason Biundo

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Kyle Poole

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Mark Wilbourne

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Zachary Abblitt

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