High Fives Foundation provides Carbondale man with crucial rehab equipment for recovery from life-altering injury
THIS IS THE FIRST EMPOWERMENT FUND GRANT AWARDED TO Adam Lavender FROM THE HIGH FIVES FOUNDATION
(Truckee, California, November 3, 2016) — California’s High Fives Foundation is awarding Carbondale resident Adam Lavender an Empowerment Grant for a Galileo Mano Dumbbell Set to help in his recovery process from a life-altering injury he received in 2012.
The injury occurred while riding the Freeride Mountain Bike Ranch Style Event in Grand Junction, Colorado in 2012.
“This grant will help me triple my workout time each week, said Lavender. “The technology has already massively increased my upper body strength, and it has brought paralyzed muscles back to life.”
The Galileo product is particularly used to reduce spasticity and alleviate movement restrictions and circulatory disorders. Lavender’s goal is to improve motor function in his arms.
“Adam started getting out on the hill with Challenge Aspen in Snowmass last year,” said Roy Tuscany, Executive Director of the High Fives Foundation. “This grant is going to help give him upper body and core strength for more skiing this winter.” Lavender was a snowboard instructor for eight years before his injury.
“I’ve seen what the wonderful people at High Fives have done for friends of mine, and I am honored to be in such good company,” he said