Jason was skiing at Squaw Valley with some locals on one of the only powder days of 2015. Jason was taking photos of the skiers when he decided he’d take a free ski run on Main Chute on the Palisades. After entering the chute, Jason picked up speed quickly and came out of the run with a lot of speed. Toward the bottom of Main Chute Jason caught an edge and was projected onto his back. The impact resulted in a burst fractured C6 vertebrae causing temporary paralysis from the shoulders down.
Jason’s goal is to get back to enjoying Tahoe the way he did before his accident. Jason has a son named Ebbett, and his long-term goal is to ski with his son on a regular basis again.
“YOU MISS 100% OF THE SHOTS YOU DON’T TAKE.”
High Fives has provided:
Medical Jet from Renown Medical Center in Reno, NV to Craig Hospital in Englewood, CO, Massage and Acupuncture at Craig, Acupuncture with Vitality Primary Care, Personal Training with Chris Cloyd and Jack Powell, Active Release Techniques with Shawn Grisier of Active Motion Therapy, Adaptive Exercise Equipment from Online Retailers. 2015 – Med-Flight, Acupuncture, Massage. 2016 – Massage (8), Chris Cloyd, Aspen Seat, Free Front Wheel, NKP, Personal Training, and Skiing at Disabled Sports USA. 2017 – CRJ Center, Adaptive Equipment, Massage. 2018 – Massage. Participant of High Five the Wave 10 – Santa Cruz. 2019 – Massages with Karen Stubbs, 5 Full Day Ski Lessons with Achieve Tahoe.
Cycle 1 2022 – 3,500 towards Healing Network
Past Camp Participation
- 2018 Northstar Mountain Bike Camp
- 2019 Northstar Epic Promise Bike Camp
- 2020 Woodward Tahoe Father & Son Adaptive Shred Day
- 2020 Northstar EpicPromise Bike Camp
- 2019 San Clemente Surf Camp