Introducing High Fives Quarter 2 2021 Empowerment Grant recipients
High Fives is very proud to introduce everyone to these new Athletes that we will be supporting through their recovery and onto whatever goals and adventures that they can dream of.
Recovery and progression of one’s mind and body is a never-ending pursuit. These Athletes realize that setting goals and improving themselves is incredibly important. After one goal or adventure is complete you know that that goal is possible and find ways to become better with the experience and skill created.
Quarter 2 2021 Empowerment Grant Recipients
Chris Waker | SCI C5
“Life is better when you’re smiling
Home Renovations – $5,000
Derek Brown | SCI C6/7
While on a family ski vacation with his family in Coeur d’Alene, ID, Derek suffered a C6/7 fracture while snow-tubing with his 7 year old son, wife, nephew and friends. The tube spun around backward, preventing him from seeing how close he was to the bottom of the hill and crashed into a stack of hay bales backward with full force.
“Damn those torpedoes…full speed ahead”
Healing Network & Rent – $10,000
Kyle Poole | SCI C2-5
Kyle began mountain biking at just 7 years old and was passionate about the sport from day one. While competing in a downhill race in Colorado, a jump gone wrong resulted in a complete spinal cord injury.
Live for something or die for nothing
$5000 – Healing Network
Robert Lynn | SCI T7
Rob was injured while snowboarding in 1999. On his last jump of the day, everything seemed fine until a windy gust caught him mid-air. Rob’s weight shifted and he landed on his back causing instant paralysis.
A person can make any experience a bad one if they dwell on the negative long enough. I take the positive out of each problem and move on.
$10,000 – Adaptive Reactions Mako Handcycle