While on a backcountry ski tour in the Arapahoe National Forrest with her boyfriend in February, Megan went to climb up to the second floor of the cabin when the ladder gave out, causing her to fall directly on her back from 12 feet in the air. The impact left Megan unable to move her lower extremities, and her boyfriend immediately hiked out of the wilderness and sent a rescue team to extract the 33 year old.
When Megan arrived at Craig Hospital in Englewood, CO, she was told that she had suffered a burst fracture at her L1 vertebrae and a dislocation of her t12 vertebrae leaving her completely paralyzed from the waist down.
Megan is VERY goal oriented and really wants to complete the backcountry trip that her and her boyfriend were on during the time of her accident, and High Fives is on board to help her accomplish that goal.
“THE WOMEN WHOM I LOVE AND ADMIRE FOR THEIR STRENGTH AND GRACE DID NOT GET THAT WAY BECAUSE SHIT WORKED OUT. THEY GOT THAT WAY BECAUSE SHIT WENT WRONG, AND THEY HANDLED IT. THEY HANDLED IT A THOUSAND DIFFERENT WAYS ON A THOUSAND DIFFERENT DAYS, BUT THEY HANDLED IT. THOSE WOMEN ARE MY SUPERHEROES.“
High Fives has provided:
Personal Training, FES Bike Pass and a Membership at the PEAK Center at Craig Hospital, NuProdx 3000 TX MultiChair, MAX-AID Bathroom Assist Chair, Car Hand-Controls, ProActive Hand Cycle and Massage at the New Life Wellness Center, KBG Adaptive Cross Country Ski, Superlite Outriggers, Participation in Crested Butte adaptive women’s camp. 2015 – Bathroom Equipment, Adaptive Equipment, Massage, PEAK Membership. 2016 – PEAK Membership, Healing Network, Adaptive Cross Country Rig. 2017 – PEAK Membership, Healing Network, Women’s Crested Butte Camp. 2018 – PEAK Membership, Healing Network.
Cycle 1 2022 – $3,500 towards Healing Network