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Introducing High Fives September 2020 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 off.

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.

High Fives believes that these 5 new Athletes and 5 existing athletes truly embody our values and will represent High Fives in amazing ways, and we cannot wait to see what they are able to accomplish.

Meet the East Coast | September Grant Recipients HERE

Meet the West Coast | September Grant Recipients HERE

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September 2020 Empowerment Grant Recipients

Bryce Allard

Bryce Allard |C6-7

Billings, MT

in 2018, Bryce was competing in Montana’s Big Sky State Games in Enduro mountain biking. It was his second run of the day when he went over his handlebars. Luckily, an off-duty nurse saw the accident happen and was able to jump into action and begin assessing his serious injury right away. This crash left Bryce with a C6-7 spinal cord injury. 

“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination”

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MAKO OFF-ROAD HANDCYCLE $2,000

Caitlin Connor |BK Amputee

Houston, TX

Caitlin was involved in a motorcycle accident when an individual texting and driving t-boned her bike. On impact, Caitlin experienced a 75% amputation. When she arrived at the hospital, she was also informed that she was four-months pregnant. While Caitlin may have lost her leg, she gained a beautiful daughter.

My adversity leads to my hope.”

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CLIMBING EQUIPMENT $885

Caitlin Connor
Hailey Griffin

Hailey Griffin | SCI L5 

Red Feather Lakes, CO

Hailey was involved in a rollover car accident nearly a year and a half ago. This accident shattered her L5 vertebrae, leaving her paralyzed from the knees down.

“She had been feeling it for a while now – that sense of awakening. There is a gentle rage simmering inside her, and it is getting stronger by the day. She will hold it close to her – she will nurture it and let it grow. She won’t let anyone take it away from her. It is her rocket fuel and finally, she is going places. She can feel it down to her very core – this is her time. She will not climb mountains – she will move them.” – Lang Leave

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REACTIVE ADAPTATIONS STINGER TRIKE $2,000

Christian Bui | SCI L5 

San Antonio, TX

Christian sustained multiple injuries including herniated disks and chronic pain from his years parachuting in the military.

“NEVER QUIT & ALWAYS DO WHAT YOU LOVE”

Christian Bui
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HPVELTECHNIK HANDCYCLE $2,000

Solomon

Solomon Gebreous | SCI C4 

Arlington, TX

 

SOLOMON WAS SKYDIVING WHEN HIS PARACHUTE DIDN’T OPEN PROPERLY. HE HIT THE GROUND HARD, BREAKING HIS C4 VERTEBRAE.

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
Courage to change the things I can;
And wisdom to know the difference.

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HEALTHLINE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT F5 BASE WHEELCHAIR $2,000

These new Centerally located Athletes will be welcomed to the High Fives Ohana by previous Athletes and September Grant recipients

Brad Baugh | SCI

Denver, C0

“IF YOU’RE LIVING LIFE THE RIGHT WAY THERE’S NO TIME FOR ANYTHING ELSE

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Epic Pass $500

Brad Baugh
CJ Revtai

CJ Revtai | SCI 

Gateway, MT

“ANYTHING WORTH DOING, IS WORTH OVER DOING.”

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Dynaccess Hydra Monoski $2,000

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Dan Soller | SCI 

Grand Junction, C0

“BREAK BIKES AND NOT YOURSELF”

Jeremy P. McGhee Pro Resources Adaptive Mountain Trike $1,790

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Luther

Grayson Luther | SCI

Carbondale, CO

“SPEND A LITTLE MORE TIME TRYING TO MAKE SOMETHING OF YOURSELF AND A LITTLE LESS TIME TRYING TO IMPRESS PEOPLE” -THE BREAKFAST CLUB”

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Rossignol E-Assist MTB $2,500 & Enabling Technologies Outriggers $500

Jared Logan Smith| SCI

Dublin, VA

 

“I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO STRENGTHENS ME”

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Melrose Rugby Chair $2,000

Jared Logan Smith
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2020 Grant Recipients

Bryce Allard
Caitlin Connor
Hailey Griffin
Christian Bui
Solomon
Brad Baugh
CJ Revtai
Soller
Luther
Jared Logan Smith