High Five #HighFivesAthlete and Vermont born, Matt Leonard! To date the High Fives Foundation has provided Matt with $6,555.

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#HighFivesAthlete Matt Leonard

“If you’re not failing, you’re not trying.”

During a warm up run on Alpine Meadows under the Summit Chair, Matt caught an edge on some soft snow sending him directly into a patch of ice. Matt hit an ice mogul causing one of his skis to come off, which sent him into the tower 9 pole of the Summit Chair. Matt was immediately flown to Renown Medical Center where he found that he had compressed his spine 90%, shattered his T5/T6 vertebra leaving him paralyzed from the chest down.

The High Fives Foundation has provided Matt w/ Massage from Craig Hospital and Acupuncture from Full Moon Water Acupuncture.

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