(Truckee, Calif., September 15, 2016) — The High Fives Foundation is awarding Truckee resident, Jeff Andrews an Empowerment Grant for massage therapy with Karen Stubbs located in the CR Johnson Healing Center.
In March, 2014 Andrews suffered a spinal cord injury that resulted in limited use of his hands an legs in a snowboarding accident that occurred at Sugar Bowl.
Since his injury, he has worked tirelessly towards regaining motor function, strength and sensation. He and Head Trainer Jack Powell work together every single day at the CR Johnson Healing Center, a facility that allows Andrews to work out free of charge.
“I’m so impressed with Jeff’s determination, he’s here everyday,” said Roy Tuscany, Executive Director of the High Fives Foundation. “Last month I watched him win a surf competition in Waikiki Hawaii purely based off of his increased strength and function.” Read that story HERE.
Andrews also plays on a rugby team in Reno for people with quadriplegia.
“I definitely spend more time than most people in the gym,” Andrews said. “If I didn’t have Karen Stubbs to work on my tired muscles following workouts, I’d be stiff as a board.”
Stubbs is a massage therapist whose office is located in the CR Johnson Healing Center in Truckee, California.
Truckee woman receives grant funding that has allowed her to travel like never before
Taylor Fiddyment received a freewheel modification from the High Fives Foundation. Now she’s in Africa on a mission trip.
(Truckee, Calif., September 15, 2016) – Truckee’s High Fives Foundation is awarding 22-year-old Taylor Fiddyment an Empowerment Grant for a freewheel modification for her wheelchair that will allow her access to terrain normally difficult for standard wheelchairs. The freewheel is attached to the front portion of the chair near her feet.
Taylor was injured in 2011, in an ATV accident that left her paralyzed. She has worked with the High Fives Foundation, receiving prior grants that have brought her skiing, rock climbing, personal training and physical therapy. Thanks to a new policy enacted by the Board of Directors, local athletes with life-altering injuries can now work out in the CR Johnson Healing Center for free with Head Trainer Jack Powell.
“They’ve turned my life-altering injury into more of a once in a lifetime opportunity,” said Fiddyment.
She is currently in Rwanda until November on a Christian mission trip. This grant from the High Fives Foundation has helped her to attain a travel experience like this.
“Taylor is a positive light in the Truckee-Tahoe community, she works at Tahoe Forest Hospital and helps people on a daily basis,” said Roy Tuscany, Executive Director of the High Fives Foundation. “She is the best representative of High Fives that the organization could ask for.”
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