Bond Camp of Denver, Colo. receives continued support in his journey towards recovering from a life-altering ski injury
Empowerment Fund from Tahoe-based High Fives Foundation to provide important recovery services
The High Fives Foundation is continuing its support of Bond Camp through an Empowerment Grant of $8,220 to help aid in Camp’s recovery from a traumatic injury during a ski accident.
Camp was backcountry skiing south of Breckenridge in an area called Crystal Lakes. Bond caught an edge causing him to spin and slam onto his back. The impact led to T2/3 fractures causing paralysis from the nipples down. The crash also led to a broken left scapula, three broken ribs, and a punctured left lung.
Bond spent 2 weeks in August 2015 training at the CR Johnson Healing Center, and most recently attended the High Fives Surf Trip in Ventura, Calif. “Bond is a model High Fives Athlete,” said Roy Tuscany, High Fives Foundation Executive Director. “He’s positive, he’s highly motivated, and we’re proud to support him in all of his goals.”
“High Fives has helped in so many ways both financially and through peer support,” stated Camp. “I feel that I have already begun to see improvement in the few weeks I’ve been doing physical therapy at Body Wellness Hawaii.”
The High Fives Foundation supports injured mountain sports athletes through grant funding to be used towards reaching their recovery goals. Since the High Fives Foundation’s January 2009 inception, the Empowerment program service has assisted 104 athletes from 22 states in nine respective funding categories which include: living expenses, insurance, travel, health, healing network, adaptive equipment, winter equipment, programs and “stoke” (positive energy, outlook and attitude).
In Quarter 1 of 2016 the High Fives Foundation disbursed $91,509 in board-approved grants to 19 athletes in 9 states.
About the High Fives Foundation: The High Fives Foundation is a Tahoe-based, national 501.c.3 non-profit organization. The High Fives Foundation supports the dreams of mountain action sports athletes by raising injury prevention awareness while providing resources and inspiration to those who suffer life-altering injuries. Formed as a way to “pay-it-forward” by the founder from his own recovery to help injured athletes, the Foundation has helped 104 athletes to date since its inception in 2009. For more information visit www.highfivesfoundation.org