Boston-area resident continues to receive support from High Fives Foundation
Trottier to receive $748.61 from the High Fives Foundation to assist in recovery goals through recreation.
In December, the Foundation’s Board of Directors Grant Selection Committee approved a grant for Empowerment Athlete Jack Trottier totaling $748.61.
The December 2014 grant for $748.61 awarded to Trottier will be used toward three days of adaptive ski lessons and equipment rentals from Vermont Adaptive at Sugarbush Resort, along with accommodations in Warren, Vt. This is the second board-approved grant that Trottier has received since becoming a High Fives Athlete in August 2014.
In January 2013 Jack Trottier, star quarterback for Tyngsborough High School outside of Boston, was snowboarding with some friends in the backyard of his Massachusetts home. Jack and crew built a jump, and each of the kids were trying some new tricks. On a particular inverted trick, Trottier found himself off axis causing him to land directly on his neck and shoulder. Immediately after the crash he was rushed to Boston Children’s Hospital where doctors told Trottier that he had fractured his C6 vertebrae and was paralyzed from the chest down.
In August, 2014, the High Fives Foundation’s Board of Directors Grant Selection Committee approved a grant for Trottier for $10,000 to be used toward six months of physical therapy at Journey Forward, a Canton, Mass. Trottier has made tremendous gains in his recovery from his rehabilitation at the Canton, Mass. facility. He has now started to shift his recovery goals to focus around recreation.
The December grant Trottier received from the Foundation will provide him with three days of adaptive ski lessons and equipment rentals from Vermont Adaptive at Sugarbush Resort, along with accommodations in Warren, Vt. The grant will allow Trottier to try a new adaptive sport helping him to achieve his recovery goals through recreation.