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
“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