High Five Foundation staff would like to extend our congratulations and a big pat on the back to these High Fives Athletes for accomplishing their goals while beating the heat.
We know that all 414 of our Athletes are continually striving to improve themselves, and being part of the Ohana means overcoming adversity and challenges with hard work and determination. We would like to give these 4 Athletes some extra special recognition for managing to keep cool and push through barriers in their pursuit of continual improvement.
Athlete Name: Bill Travers
Athlete Number: 284
Injury: SCI T10
Belt Goal: My first goal with the Mako off-road handcycle is to make the first ever handcycle ascent up the famed North Rim Trail.
Thanks to you and to all the folks at High Fives! I’m back on the trail with my own full-suspension off-road handcycle. This bike gets me onto ripper singletrack with my three sons and onto local hikes to high points and lookouts with my wife. A huge door has opened to enjoying the backcountry again. I’m blown away by a combination of gratitude for the gift, awe for capabilities of the machine, and inspiration for the trails and routes that I can do again. Just blown away!Thank you,– Bill
Athlete Name: Bryce Allard
Athlete Number: 333
Injury: SCI C6-7
Belt Goal: My goal is to be able to ride my handcycle 10 miles nonstop.
I’ve been getting in 20 mile rides, with the help of a little power assist. Having the bike has really been a game changer since my injury.-Bryce
Athlete Name: Robby Knab
Athlete Number: 264
Location: New York
Injury: SCI C5
Belt Goal: Purchase and adapt a vehicle for me to drive.
It is absolutely exciting to have freedom again. Every second I have free, I am sitting in my van thinking and planning out the near future adventures.-Robby
Athlete Name: Al Wilson
Athlete Number: 359
Location: Vancouver Island, BC,Canada
Injury: SCI C6
Belt Goal: To gain enough strength in order to begin mountain biking by summer 2021.”
I feel super accomplished I was able to achieve my goal within the first few months of being home. I’m very goal orientated, so now it’s time to set another goal and crush it.-Al
Congratulations to all Athletes who are setting goals and continuing to improve themselves. We hope you always continue to do so, and High fives will be there for you as you work hard to complete goals and reach your full potential.