The Vermont Journal: “Schwarz Receives a Grant from High Fives Foundation”
Click here to read the great article by Donna Allen in The Vermont Journal regarding the Winter Empowerment Fund grant awarded to Michael Schwarz in March 2014.
The March Winter Empowerment Grant for Michael Schwarz in March 2014 was for $4536.00 for Adaptive Equipment, which included a Hippocampe All Terrain Wheelchair: $2,990.00, with a Transport Bag: $139.00, an Adjustable Seat Back: $390.00, a Break for Transferring: $229.00, a Front Wheel Ski: $289.00 and Large Back Wheels: $499.00 totaling $4,536.00.
About Michael Schwarz: In March 2009, while attending his Senior year at University of Vermont, Michael Scwharz suffered a traumatic brain injury while competing in a quarter pipe championship. Michael was in a coma for many weeks, and spent the next year in a rehab hospital recovering in the gym, the pool and the recumbent bike. Michael has gained back most of his living skills and is enjoying growing his custom sock business El SchwarEZ Designs. The Winter Empowerment Fund has purchased him Bioness L300 Foot Drop Systems and paid for Accupuncture sessions and to help him with his walking.
Recently, the Winter Empowerment Fund purchase a Hippocampe All Terrain Wheelchair for Michael to have even more freedom!