Join the “Super Sally Celebration” – Dec. 8 at the Pink Garter Theatre in Jackson, Wyoming
The High Fives Foundation – Winter Empowerment Program Service disburses board approved grants to disabled winter action sports athletes participating in winter adaptive sports or to injured athletes recovering from a life altering injury. In November the Board of Directors approved a $5,820 grant for Jackson Hole resident Sally Francklyn.
On March 24, 2012, 10-year Ski Patrol veteran, Sally Francklyn was skiing in the Jackson Hole backcountry when she fell. She tumbled over 800 vertical feet on a 55 degree slope. As a result of the fall, Sally suffered a skull fracture with a traumatic brain injury, multiple cervical fractures, a T10 vertebra burst fracture, a pneumothorax injury (punctured lung), a broken ankle, and many scalp and arm lacerations. On the Glascow coma scale she scored a three and was near death for several weeks. After six weeks, Sally came out of her coma. Although she has a long road to recovery ahead of her, Sally remains a beacon of hope and positivity. Her goal is to once again live independently and resume her career as a writer and public relations expert.
Grant funds awarded to Sally from the Foundation will cover costs for cognitive brain training, $4,860 for three months of LearningRX Brain Training ($1,620/month) and 12 massage therapy sessions with Margrit Trenker $960 ($80/session).
In an effort to continue raising funds toward recovery, The Super Sally Celebration will take place at the Pink Garter Theatre in Jackson, Wyo. on December 8, 2012 from 6 10 p.m. The event will raise funds for the Teton County Search & Rescue, Jackson Hole Ski Patrol and those who have helped Sally in her continued recovery path. More info can be found at www.caringbridge.org/visit/sallyfrancklyn.