(Truckee, Calif., September 15, 2016)
– The High Fives Foundation is awarding Nick Fairall of Andover, N.H. a board-approved Empowerment Grant to help aid in his recovery from traumatic spinal cord injury. Grant funds will afford Fairall sessions of massage and acupuncture from Vitality Primary Care
in Truckee, California. Their office is based in the CR Johnson Healing Center
On January 5th, 2015, Fairall, 26, was competing in the Ski Jumping World Cup in Bischofshofen, Austria. During qualifications, Fairall had a great jump that would have qualified him for the round; however, due to the wet snow conditions, his skis stuck in the snow immediately upon landing.
Upon impact, he was certain that he had broken his back. He had sustained an L-1 fracture dislocation, which was fixed during the surgery. Due to the compression of his spinal cord, he lost the use of his legs; the body parts that allowed him to compete in the sport that allowed him to become an United States Olympian.