Meet #HighFivesAthlete Jason Abraham (Athlete #76) from Alpine Meadows, CA

In June 2018, the High Fives Foundation disbursed $74,539.86 to 24 Athlete’s across North America.

Jason continues to workout with CR Johnson Healing Center trainers, and the $1,275 granted from the High Fives Foundation will allow him to pair massage with his workouts, so that he is prepared for the next one.

Jason was skiing at Squaw Valley with the Gaffney Brothers and a bunch of local rippers on one of the only powder days of the year. Jason was taking photos of the crew when he decided he’d take a free ski run on Main Chute on the Palisades. After entering the chute, Jason picked up speed quick and came out of the run very fast. Toward the bottom of Main Chute Jason caught an edge and was thrown on his back. The impact resulted in a burst fractured C6 vertebrae causing temporary paralysis from the shoulders down.

Abraham
Massages with Karen are extremely important in preparing me for my next workout with Chris. She gets me limber and loose, and I’m always able to give Chris 100% when I’m in the gym.

#HighFivesAthlete, Jason about working with the CR Johnson Healing Center’s practitioners

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). 

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MEET THE 24 ATHLETES ACROSS NORTH AMERICA!

HIGH FIVES ATHLETE RECEIVES EMPOWERMENT GRANT | ALEX GOLDMEIER

HIGH FIVES ATHLETE RECEIVES EMPOWERMENT GRANT | SIERRA O’LEARY

HIGH FIVES ATHLETE RECEIVES EMPOWERMENT GRANT | DARIO MINATTA

HIGH FIVES ATHLETE RECEIVES EMPOWERMENT GRANT | MEG PROCTER

HIGH FIVES ATHLETE RECEIVES EMPOWERMENT GRANT | RIO PETERSON

HIGH FIVES ATHLETE RECEIVES EMPOWERMENT GRANT | BRADY DONAHUE

HIGH FIVES ATHLETE RECEIVES EMPOWERMENT GRANT | TYLER MCKENZIE

HIGH FIVES ATHLETE RECEIVES EMPOWERMENT GRANT | GEORGE GONZALEZ

HIGH FIVES ATHLETE RECEIVES EMPOWERMENT GRANT | JASON ABRAHAM

HIGH FIVES ATHLETE RECEIVES EMPOWERMENT GRANT | BRETT KENNEDY

HIGH FIVES ATHLETE RECEIVES EMPOWERMENT GRANT | ROD ALAVI

HIGH FIVES ATHLETE RECEIVES EMPOWERMENT GRANT | MIKE GREENLEE

HIGH FIVES ATHLETE RECEIVES EMPOWERMENT GRANT | JAY RAWE

HIGH FIVES ATHLETE RECEIVES EMPOWERMENT GRANT | CANDICE DUNGAN

HIGH FIVES ATHLETE RECEIVES EMPOWERMENT GRANT | KEVIN CHEUNG

HIGH FIVES ATHLETE RECEIVES EMPOWERMENT GRANT | KAILYN FORSBERG

HIGH FIVES ATHLETE RECEIVES EMPOWERMENT GRANT | JEFF ANDREWS

HIGH FIVES ATHLETE RECEIVES EMPOWERMENT GRANT | TOMMY MICHAELS

HIGH FIVES ATHLETE RECEIVES EMPOWERMENT GRANT | BROOKE NELSON

HIGH FIVES ATHLETE RECEIVES EMPOWERMENT GRANT | NOLAN TROWE

HIGH FIVES ATHLETE RECEIVES EMPOWERMENT GRANT | KIRK WILLIAMS

HIGH FIVES ATHLETE RECEIVES EMPOWERMENT GRANT | CODY WALKER

HIGH FIVES ATHLETE RECEIVES EMPOWERMENT GRANT | JOSH HARDER

HIGH FIVES ATHLETE RECEIVES EMPOWERMENT GRANT | TANELLE BOLT