Meet #HighFivesAthlete Candice Dungan (Athlete #195) from Golden, CO
In June 2018, the High Fives Foundation disbursed $74,539.86 to 24 Athlete’s across North America.
The High Fives Foundation provided a June board-approved grant for $2,920 so that Candice can continue training at the PEAK Center at Craig Hospital: a facility where she has made incredible gains in her recovery.
Candice Dungan is one of the top female downhill skateboarders in the world. She has won races as far away as Peru and resides in Colorado. She enjoys progressing her skills and speed down the steep mountain passes.
While practicing for an upcoming World Tour event, Candice crashed and hit a guard rail with her back, while wearing a spine protector. She was admitted to the hospital and had her T10 – L2 stabilized with 8 screws and 2 rods. The impact left Candice paralyzed for the waist down.
I want to reach 100% recovery, and I understand that is a huge goal. However, I believe that if you can't dream it, then you can't realize it.
Candice is determined and has maintained a positive attitude since injury. She plans to return to her beloved passion of riding gravity down hills!
The High Fives Foundation supports injured outdoor action 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 212 Athletes from 31 states in nine respective funding categories: Living expenses, insurance, travel, health, healing network, adaptive equipment, winter equipment, programs and “stoke” (positive energy, outlook and attitude).
MEET THE 24 ATHLETES ACROSS NORTH AMERICA!