Meet #HighFivesAthlete Rod Alavi (Athlete #204) from Alamo, CA
In June 2018, the High Fives Foundation disbursed $74,539.86 to 24 Athlete’s across North America.
The High Fives Foundation provided $11,490 in funding to be used toward locomat sessions at the Frasier Institute in Kentucky so that Rod can keep working on the progress that he has been making.
Rod Alavi and his family have always been avid skiers in Northern California Sierra Mountain Range. On February 22, 2018, Rod suffered a spinal cord injury on the backside of Northstar Resort during a snowy day. His injury was a C5 incomplete spinal cord injury, and during his rehab at Craig Hospital he regained some mobility in his legs and hands.
Rod is a goal-oriented person, has had a second home in the Tahoe region for a long time, and has expressed interest in helping the High Fives Foundation down the road. For now, he plans to pour everything he has into his recovery.
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!