$1,850 Empowerment Grant will provide Camp with sessions of Pilates in Denver, Colo. and Neuro Kinetic Pilates at the CR Johnson Healing Center in Truckee, Calif.
Breckenridge resident Bond Camp receives continued support from the High Fives Foundation
The High Fives Foundation is awarding 29-year-old Bond Camp an Empowerment Grant to help aid in his recovery from a life-altering injury. Camp was backcountry skiing south of Breckenridge Resort in an area called Crystal Lakes. While skiing one of his best lines of the season, he caught an edge, causing him to spin and crash onto his back. The impact led to T2 and T3 fractures, causing paralysis from the chest down. The crash also led to a broken left scapula, three broken ribs, and a punctured left lung.
“I am a true believer of the power of positive thinking and therefor expect to walk again one day,” said Camp.
This June Empowerment Grant from the High Fives Foundation will go towards sessions of specialized adaptive Pilates at Blue Sky Physical Therapy in Denver, Colo. Their focus is bridging the transition from rehabilitation to wellness.
Camp will also travel to Truckee, Calif. to work at the CR Johnson Healing Center forNeuro Kinetic Pilates with Jack Powell. The Healing Center is the only facility in the region to offer this healing modality. Neuro Kinetic Pilates is a physiological combination of kinesiology, Pilates, neuro-techniques, breath control and neuroplasticity (which is the revolutionary discovery in behavior, environment and neural processes).
“Bond is an absolute amazing individual with such a positive outlook post injury,” said Roy Tuscany, High Fives Foundation Executive Director. While at Craig, Camp has befriended other High Fives Athletes Eric Zerrenner and Jim Harris, both now living in Truckee, Calif. They have continued to stay in touch and give each other support through each of their recoveries.
Since the High Fives Foundation’s January 2009 inception, the Empowerment program service has assisted 85 athletes from 20 states in nine respective funding categories which include: living expenses, insurance, travel, health, healing network, adaptive equipment, winter equipment, programs and “stoke” (positive energy, outlook and attitude).
In 2015, the High Fives Foundation set a budget of disbursing $266,000 via board-approved grants through the Empowerment Fund. Since January 2015, 26 High Fives Athletes and two organizations have been awarded 40 board-approved grants totaling $211,393.
In the month of June the High Fives Foundation disbursed $30,194 in board-approved grants to nine athletes.
June Empowerment Athletes:
Jamie Crane-Mauzy from Salt Lake City, Utah.
Bond Camp from Breckenridge, Colo.
Megan Wemmer from Boulder, Colo.
Nick Fairall from Andover, N.H.
Kevin Cheung from San Francisco, Calif.
Mike Schwarz from Chester, VT.
Jim Harris from Salt Lake City, Utah
Aaron Baker from Northridge, Calif.
Josh Dueck from Vernon, British Columbia.