During Christmas week, Jo was snowboarding with her family at Blackcomb in Whistler, Canada. While riding, Jo encountered some uncovered rocks while going down a mountain at a high speed. In an attempt to avoid the rocks, Jo tried to jump over them, caught an edge, and tumbled down the mountain. This crash resulted in a C4 spinal cord injury, paralyzing her from the neck down.
“The sun is a daily reminder that we too can rise again from the darkness, that we too can shine our own light.“
High Fives has provided:
Adaptive Equipment, Inde Medical Power Assist $2,500
“This grant will help me by allowing me to have some sort of independence in the community again. It will give me back my sense of adventure and curiosity.“
– #HighFivesAthlete, Jo-Marie Lawrence