Reno native, Hewel was involved in a speed flying accident at Heavely Resort in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. In June 2014. Toward the end if his flight, Hewel was surprised by a strong gust of wind that sent him and his parachute into the air causing him to crash-land on his back. Hewel was immediately rushed to Renown Medical Center in Reno, NV where he was told that he had suffered a burst-fracture of his T-12 vertebrae.
Massage from Karen Stubbs, Acupuncture from Vitality Primary Care, Personal Training with Chris Cloyd, Physical Therapy with SpineNevada and adaptive ski lessons with Disabled Sports USA Far Westat Alpine Meadows, CA. 2016 – $1,300 Training, Ac, Massage. 2016 – $2,350.00 Healing Network. 2015 – $3,745 10 Half-Day Lessons at DSUSA, Training, Ac, Massage. 2015 – $1,750 10 Half-Day Lessons at DSUSA, Training, Ac, Massage.