Meet #HighFivesAthlete Brennan Parsons (ATHLETE #191) from Sacramento, CA

In March 2018, the High Fives Foundation disbursed $31,478.52 to 10 Athlete’s across North America.

In March, 2018 Brennan applied for and received a grant for training at the CR Johnson Healing Center and a POC protective back protector so that he can be safe when he gets back to snowboarding next year.

This grant from the High Fives Foundation will help me get strong again so that I’m prepared for next snowboard season. Most importantly it will allow me to get back out on the hill in a safe manner.



Brennan Parsons over shot a jump in the Gold Coast park at Squaw Valley, while over rotating a back flip. Unfortunately, he went about 70ft on a 50ft jump. As a result, Brennan broke 5 vertebrae in his neck, and upon Impact, he couldn’t move anything on his right side. He was immediately air lifted to Renown Medical Center in Reno where Dr. Michael Song performed surgery on his neck for nerve damage.

The High Fives Foundation supports injured outdoor sports Athletes through grant funding to be used towards reaching their recovery goals. Since the Foundation’s January 2009 inception, the Empowerment Program Service has assisted 194 Athletes from 31 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).

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