Athlete of the Week

Athletes of the Week | TANELLE BOLT, JEFF ANDREWS & ALANA NICHOLS
2017 STANCE ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship! Congratulations #HighFivesAthlete TANELLE BOLT, #HighFivesAthlete JEFF ANDREWS & High Fives Ambassador ALANA NICHOLS on your participation / success in the 2017 STANCE ISA World Adaptive Surfing Championship! Alana Nichols won the first ever world adaptive surfing championship women’s #waveski world title and Tanelle Bolt got 3rd place! Jeff Andrews...
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Athlete of the Week | Alana Nichols
MagicSeaweed, your surf forecasting and news service, interviews the amazing ALANA NICHOLS, High Fives ambassador!  ALANA NICHOLS: THE MOMENTUM BEHIND ADAPTIVE SURFING IS INCREDIBLE, HERE by Jason Lock on 28th November 2017 Read the full article HERE
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK | ARASH BAYATMAKOU
#HighFivesAthlete ARASH BAYATMAKOU shares some exciting news! IN 2012 ARASH FELL FROM A THIRD STORY BALCONY OF AN APARTMENT BUILDING, LANDED ON HIS NECK BREAKING THE C5-C6 VERTEBRAE AND SUFFERED A SPINAL CORD INJURY. ARASH WAS INSTANTLY PARALYZED FROM THE CHEST DOWN, AND WAS RUSHED TO SURGERY A COUPLE DAYS LATER. IN SURGERY, THEY FUSED HIS SPINE...
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HIGH FIVES ATHLETE OF THE WEEK | AARON BAKER
High Fives would like to congratulate #HighFivesAthlete AARON BAKER on the premiere of his film, 'Coming to my Senses. One man’s fight to reclaim movement'! It was a pleasure to have Aaron in the CR Johnson Healing Center to work out with #JacktheTrainer before the showing. Keep up the good work Aaron! In 1999 Aaron Baker...
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HIGH FIVES ATHLETE OF THE WEEK | KEENAN WEISCHEDEL
KEENAN WEISCHEDEL FROM JERICHO, VT TRAVELS TO THE CR JOHNSON HEALING CENTER TO RE-FRAME HIS RECOVERY! ON NOVEMBER 22, 2016, WEISCHEDEL WAS SKI TOURING WITH SOME FRIENDS AT MAD RIVER GLEN IN FAYSTON, VT. EXCITED TO SKI THE FRESH EARLY-SEASON SNOW, WEISCHEDEL AND FRIENDS WERE RACING DOWN THE HILL WHEN HE HIT A JUMP AND...
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Athlete of the Week | Justin Pines
#HighFivesAthlete Justin Pines competed in his first race in a chair - Staten Island 1/2 marathon! "Sole chair athlete at the line with 10,000 runners behind. Crazy feeling starting like that; so so good to be back racing!!" - #HighFivesAthlete Justin Pines "I learned a ton Sunday, some of it pretty hard-earned. A few factoids about the...
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HIGH FIVES IN THE NEWS | Chive Charities
TINA LEMUS, High Fives Military to the Mountain Participant is featured on Chive Charities! 'Blind veteran never loses sense of adventure' “When I was a young 20-year-old, I thought I had life figured out. Well, maybe not, but I did want to grab life by the horns and charge full speed.” She enlisted in the Marines...
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GOAL BELT PROGRAM | Sally Francklyn
High Five #HighFivesAthlete Sally Francklyn for achieving two of her five Arcade Belt Goals! Sally found a job, and so far she has no complaints. GREAT JOB SALLY! GOAL 1 – Focus on skiing stronger (COMPLETED on 4/26/2017) GOAL 2 – To find an enjoyable new job (COMPLETED on 8/16/2017) GOAL 3 – TBD GOAL 4 – TBD GOAL...
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Goal Belt Program | Jason Abraham
High Five #HighFivesAthlete Jason Abraham for achieving four of his five Arcade Belt Goals! Jason not only mountain biked with his son Ebbett by his target date, he also has plans to purchase an adaptive bike so that he can continue to ride with his family! GOAL 1 – To get use of fingers (COMPLETED on 5/5/2015) GOAL 2...
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Goal Belt Program | Danielle Shannon
High Five #HighFivesAthlete Danielle Shannon for achieving all of her five Arcade Belt Goals! Danielle's last goal in the Arcade X High Fives Goal Belt Program revolved around academics, rather than exercise and recreation.  GOAL 1 – To be released from acute inpatient rehab by 26th birthday on May 27th (COMPLETED on 9/5/2015) GOAL 2 – Hike to...
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