Meet #HighFivesAthlete Cody Walker (Athlete #41) from Salt Lake City, UT
In June 2018, the High Fives Foundation disbursed $74,539.86 to 24 Athlete’s across North America.
The High Fives Foundation provided a $425 grant to be used toward a Family Pool Pass at Little Cottonwood Heights.
The pool pass is great so that I can work on my recovery while spending time with my family.
While snowboarding at Northstar Resort in Lake Tahoe, Cody hit a park jump and landed on his neck from 20 feet in the air causing him to break his C4/5/6 vertebrae. Cody was flown to Renown Hospital where he was told he had suffered a cervical spinal cord injury, along with fractures in both hips.
Cody is very family and goal oriented as expressed in the 4th BASICS Film – #KnowYourPark. Along with being the best father he can be, Cody wants to snowboard more and get back to the outdoor passions the he loves.
Cody is in great physical condition and wants to continue training so that he can stay that way.
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!