HIGH FIVES ATHLETE RECEIVES EMPOWERMENT GRANT | Brandon Pitzer

Portland man receives grant funding for therapies from a spinal cord injury suffered at Timberline

Brandon Pitzer has received continued support from mountain town non-profit, The High Fives Foundation since 2013

(Truckee, Calif., September 15, 2016)¬†– Truckee¬†California’s High Fives Foundationis awarding Portland resident Brandon Pitzer an Empowerment Grant for sessions with a chiropractor and a massage therapist to aid in his recovery from a spinal cord injury. Pitzer was injured while skiing at Timberline Lodge in the spring of 2013.

This is the ninth grant Pitzer has received from the organization. The High Fives Foundation supports mountain action sports athletes who have suffered life-altering injuries.

“My goal is to gain back the strength I lost so I can work at the mountain again,” said Pitzer, age 28. “Without the help of High Fives, I might possibly still be in a wheelchair full time.”

“Brandon recently took a beak from exercise while he healed a shoulder injury,” said Roy Tuscany, Executive Director of the High Fives Foundation. “With his shoulder healed, he is now back to focusing on regaining mobility and strength.”

The grants received are intended for his body to heal after rehabilitation work outs.

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