A skier, a scuba diver, a graduate, #HighFivesAthlete Marlon Shepard continues to inspire.
High Fives Athlete Marlon Shepard is truly a success story. He was on a junior high school class trip to Italy in 2007 when he fell from a 3rd story balcony of the hotel he was staying at. The 35-foot fall resulted in a complete T4 (vertebrae) Spinal Cord Injury.
The High Fives Foundation asked Marlon how he has been spending his time in the past 7 years and got some incredible answers. Congratulations on keeping the positivity moving forward Marlon!
“It’s been a busy time but I’ve loved every minute of it.”- Marlon Shepard
During the 2010 Vancouver Paralympics, Marlon participated with the American Youth delegation of disabled Athletes. Marlon graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2013 with a Bachelors Degree in Nutritional Sciences.
Currently, Marlon is working as a Teaching Assistant at the Perkins School for the Blind (Helen Keller is a notable Alum) and applying to Graduate schools to become an Occupational Therapist in the Fall of 2015.
Keep working hard Marlon!