The Winter Empowerment Fund is a program service of the High Fives Non-Profit Foundation that provides support for alternative healing and therapies, rehabilitative and adaptive equipment to athletes that suffer a life altering injury while pursuing a dream in the winter action sports community. Funds are allocated to assist disabled athletes in the recovery process and help … Read more
High Fives Athlete Sally Francklyn chatted with Nick Mercer of Concussion Talk regarding their shared experiences overcoming a TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury). Read the insightful interview here and remember that #HelmetsAreCool!
On December 27, 2012 Max Elles hit a hidden water bar while snowboarding at Killington Resort (VT). Immediately, the promising young snowboarder knew his back was broken. He then spent the next 43 days in two hospitals, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical and Spaulding Rehab Hospital. Moving forward, Max’s goals are to regain as much strength, balance, … Read more
Grant Korgan is a #HighFivesAthlete and all around inspiration to everyone he meets. Watch and share his latest video which showcases the power of positivity and the innate ability of humans to overcome obstacles!
The High Fives Foundation – Winter Empowerment program service disburses board approved grants to disabled winter action sports athletes participating in winter adaptive sports or athletes recovering from a life-altering injury. In October, the Foundation’s Board of Directors Grant Selection Committee approved the following grants for six athletes totaling $17,418.58. Four of these athletes have … Read more
#HelmetsAreCool is the third installment of five for the High Fives Foundation B.A.S.I.C.S. (Being. Aware. Safe. In. Critical. Situations.) Program Service. The previous two B.A.S.I.C.S. documentaries inspired critical thinking regarding five critical mistakes that winter action sports athletes have made before suffering a life-altering injury; and backcountry safety with a concentration on avalanche awareness. Watch … Read more
Thank you to Nick Martini of STEPT Productions for filming and editing “The Sally Francklyn Story”! Check out Sally’s interview on ESPN Freeskiing (http://xgames.espn.go.com/skiing/article/9802536/skier-sally-francklyn-recovering-traumatic-brain-injury)
The Winter Empowerment Fund is a program service of the High Fives Non-Profit Foundation that provides support for alternative healing and therapies, rehabilitative and adaptive equipment to athletes that suffer a life altering injury while pursuing a dream in the winter action sports community. Funds are allocated to assist disabled athletes in the recovery process … Read more
High Fives Foundation Athlete Keith Gabel sat down with AthleteGo to discuss his training en route to the 2014 Paralympic Games in Sochi Russia. Read the full interview here. In June of 2005, Keith Gabel was involved in an industrial accident; over 2,000 pounds of hydraulic pressure crushed his left foot. After a series of … Read more
Sally Francklyn is a ski patroller with 10 years experience, as well as a recognized expert on social media, public relations, and online editing for major ski industry clients. After taking an 850 foot fall on “Once is Enough” in the Jackson backcountry. Sally found her life had changed radically. After suffering a closed head fracture with TBI, back, neck … Read more