High Five #HighFivesAthlete Jacob Schick for achieving his second Arcade Belt Goal of skiing with his family!
- GOAL 1 –Return to the mountain to ski for the first time since my injury, specifically at Squaw Valley. (COMPLETED on 3/24/2015)
- GOAL 2 –Participate in winter sports with my wife and son without assistance from adaptive devices. (COMPLETED on 3/24/2016)
- GOAL 3 – TBD
- GOAL 4 – TBD
- GOAL 5 – TBD
These goals are achieved as a part of the Arcade Goal Belt Program which was established as an initiative that guides athletes through the complex recovery process after a life-altering injury.
The belt program, which is similar to a karate belt system, rewards High Fives athletes with an Arcade belt containing a new gold star for each milestone achieved. This framework is designed to provide clarity, support, competition and inspiration for others as these athletes work to rebuild their lives.
To date he has endured 26 operations and 23 blood transfusions. He was also diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). These injuries have incurred a long road toward recovery, an undertaking embraced and facilitated by the Adaptive Training Foundation. “ACT AS IF WHAT YOU DO MAKES A DIFFERENCE, IT DOES.” – Schick