Meet #HighFivesAthlete Brooke Nelson from Salt Lake City, UT
In January 2018, the High Fives Foundation disbursed $30,678.00 in grant funding to 10 Athletes across the country.
In January Brooke received cross symmetry bands and a wall mount so that she can work on her inspiring recovery outside of the gym, in her own home.
Brooke was injured while mountain biking with her family at a bike park in Boise, Idaho. She decided to scout out a trail for her kids & came upon what she thought was a typical roller, but unfortunately it turned out to be an unmarked gap jump. Brooke didn’t have the speed to clear the jump, nor time to react and was on the ground, instantly realizing that she had broken her back.
The fall resulted in a severe fracture at T6 and she is currently paralyzed from the chest down.
Brooke is currently training very hard to one day get back on her bike, and back to the outdoors with her family.
These items really will help Brooke with her daily shoulder strengthening exercises.
Ben Lieberman, Brooke’s husband
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 188 athletes from 32 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).
Meet the 10 Athletes across the country!