High Fives Foundation to provide Eric Zerrenner with $8,560 to aid in his recovery from a life-altering injury.
In December, the Foundation’s Board of Directors Grant Selection Committee approved a grant for Empowerment Athlete Eric Zerrenner totaling $8,560.
The December 2014 grant for $8,560 awarded to Zerrenner will be used for medical transportation from Renown Medical Center in Reno, Nev. to Craig Hospital in Englewood, Colo., along with 12 sessions of Acupuncture and massage at the Colo. facility. This is the first grant that Zerrenner has received from the High Fives Foundation.
On January 8, 2015, Tahoe City, Calif. native Eric Zerrenner was skiing at Alpine Meadows with two friends from work. While skiing down Wolverine Bowl, he went to jump off of a roller, which dropped down to a flat landing. Zerrenner took the impact with his chest and was knocked out cold. When he awoke, Zerrener found his helmet in pieces scattered on the ground next to him. Zerrenner was immediately rushed to Renown Medical Center in Reno, Nev. where doctors told him that he burst fractured his L1 vertebrae causing paralysis from his waist down.Zerrenner currently has the goal of returning to the active Tahoe lifestyle that he has grown accustomed to. Zerrenner plans to get back to playing with his kids, skiing, biking, surfing and stand-up paddle boarding, while being the best husband, father and Tahoe community member that he can better.
The December grant Zerrenner received from the Foundation will help him with medical transportation to the world-renowned spinal cord injury rehabilitation facility in Englewood, Colo. – Craig Hospital, along with 12 Acupuncture 12 massage sessions at the medical facility. The valuable therapies and treatments that Zerrenner will receive at Craig Hospital will help him to achieve his recovery goals.