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.
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).
MEET THE 24 ATHLETES ACROSS NORTH AMERICA!