Marines To The Mountains | #HighFivesAthlete Jacob Schick
“Act as if what you do meakes a difference, it does.” – Jacob Schick
Jacob Schick is a third generation Marine who epitomizes service and sacrifice. After a triple-stacked tank mine detonated below his vehicle in Al Anbar Province, Iraq in 2004, Jacob suffered compound fractures in his left leg and left arm; multiple skin, ligament and bone losses; varying burns; partial loss of his left hand and arm; amputation below the knee of his right leg, traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
In March 2015, The High Fives Foundation provided Jacob Schick with an Empowerment grant of $1,755.00 for four months of training at Adaptive Training Foundation in Dallas, TX, travel from Dallas, TX to Reno, NV and for adaptive ski lessons at Alpine Meadows.
In this short film Jacob Schick shares his harrowing experiences and continues to demonstrate an inspirational and unbridled optimism about his future despite his losses. Watch how retired Marine Jacob Schick returns to the mountains with the help of the High Fives Foundation, Disabled Sports USA Far West and the Adaptive Training Foundation.
High Five Jacob for showing us the true meaning of Memorial Day, to remember and honor the fallen and who have served. To our men and women in uniform, past, present and future we thank you.