Thomas Cloyd

Thomas Cloyd

United States of America
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Minneapolis, MN

On July 7th, 2012, Thomas dove off a friend’s pontoon boat on a small lake in Northern Wisconsin and hit his head on a tree stump on a sand bar and shattered his c5 vertebrae into his spinal cord. Thomas was immediately paralyzed.

The effect on Thomas’ function is pretty typical of a c5 – paralyzed below the chest, no finger function or wrist extension but he does have full wrist flexion, which is what allows him to live independently and use a manual chair.

“In the fell clutch of circumstance, I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance, my head is bloody but unbowed.“

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High Fives has provided:

Ski Lessons Achieve Tahoe and lodging and gas while stayin in Tahoe (2019). (5) Ski Lessons at Achieve Tahoe (2018). 

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