Christopher was riding his bike home from work when he was the victim of a hit-and-run. The specificities of the accident are unknown and the driver has never been caught. This accident lead to a serious TBI and subsequent complications from that injury.
His GOALS include; to hike the John Muir Trail in 2020, the Colorado Trail in 2021, and the Pacific Crest Trail in 2022.
“Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention to arrive safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming: Wow!! What a ride!“
High Fives has provided:
$2,500 Healing Network (pain management, prauma processing, cognitive mentorship), Adaptive Equipment
Cycle 1 2022 – $3,000 towards Healing Network
“This grant will allow me to work with rehabilitation specialists who work specifically with TBI survivors. Through cognitive coaching and therapy with a trauma specialist, I hope to improve my quality of life, and in turn, start laying a strong foundation that will allow me to achieve my new life goals!“
– #HighFivesAthlete, Christopher Baker