Meet #HighFivesAthlete Kody Williams (ATHLETE #193) from London, Ontario
In March 2018, the High Fives Foundation disbursed $31,478.52 to 10 Athlete’s across North America.
In March, 2018 Kody applied for and received a grant to cover medical bills and massage therapy sessions to relieve some of the financial stresses that followed his injury.
December 19, 2016, while filming street snowboarding at Stanley Park, located in Vancouver, BC, Canada, Kody had a fall that resulted in call to 911 and admission to the emergency room at the local hospital. It was determined that the fall resulted in bruising on the right side of his brain. A ‘bolt’ was inserted into his brain that measures pressure for intracranial activity and oxygen levels.
He was then transferred from to GF Strong Rehabilitation February 10, 2017, as an in-patient. He was released from GF Strong March 17, 2017. Upon return to his hometown of London, ON, Kody awaited admission to Parkwood Rehabilitation Program, as an out patient, in their Brain 90EX Program.
Kody’s story will be featured in the 2019 B.A.S.I.C.S. initiative – #HelmetsAreCool. He plans to be an advocate for helmet safety in the winter sports industry, once he is in a comfortable spot in his recovery.
The High Fives Foundation supports injured outdoor 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 194 Athletes from 31 states in nine respective funding categories which include: Living expenses, insurance, travel, health, healing network, adaptive equipment, winter equipment, programs and “stoke” (positive energy, outlook and attitude).
MEET THE 10 ATHLETES ACROSS THE COUNTRY!