Mike Schwarz gets a Big “Thank You” for presenting #HelmetsAreCool

Here’s to the amazing students at Chester Andover School in Chester, VT for the great “thank you” cards they sent to High Fives Athlete Michael Schwarz for the presentations he recently lead for the High Fives B.A.S.I.C.S. film #HelmetsAreCool!

Thank you Cards from Chester Andover Elementary School
Thank you Cards from Chester Andover Elementary School

In March 2009, while attending his Senior year at University of Vermont, Michael suffered a traumatic brain injury while competing in a quarter pipe championship. Michael was in a coma for many weeks, and spent the next year in a rehab hospital recovering in the gym, the pool and the recumbent bike. Michael has gained back most of his living skills and is enjoying growing his custom sock business El SchwarEZ Designs. The Winter Empowerment Fund has purchased him Bioness L300 Foot Drop Systems and paid for Accupuncture sessions and  to help him with his walking. Recently, the Winter Empowerment Fund purchase a Hippocampe All Terrain Wheelchair for Michael to have even more freedom.

Watch #HelmetsAreCool HERE

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