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High Fives Non-Profit Foundation

Rating: 4.99 stars   110 reviews 1,205

Address:

10775 Pioneer Trail Suite #108 Truckee CA 96161 USA

Mission:

Mission - The High Fives Foundation supports the dreams of mountain action sports athletes by raising injury prevention awareness while providing resources and inspiration to those who suffer life-altering injuries. Vision - The High Fives Foundation is the safety net of the mountain action sports community.

Results:

To date 125 athletes have been assisted by the High Fives Non-Profit Foundation - Empowerment Fund.

Target demographics:

Athletes that suffer a life-altering injury while pursuing a dream in a mountain action sport.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

50 plus

Geographic areas served:

United States

Programs:

Empowerment Fund, CR Johnson Healing Center, B.A.S.I.C.S., Healing Network, and Military to the Mountains are the five Program Services of the High Fives Foundation.

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www.highfivesfoundation.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

The HIgh Fives Foundation is unique in that it focuses on injured mountain athletes. Athletes searching for ways to advance their recovery from traumatic injury, and perhaps even return to competition, usually face significant obstacles of access and funding to pursue therapies and return to athletic activities. Since becoming a C4 incomplete quadriplegic 4 years ago; spending the first two of those battling pressure wounds, infections and pneumonias, I'm now about two years deep slowly building strength and new motor function. I'm finally at the point where I can really push myself physically and my recovery continues to gain momentum and renew innervation to body parts that were paralyzed until recently. The High Fives Foundation has helped me boost my recovery by creating access to the best technology available for me to rebuild and regain my upper body. Access is the most important factor in my ability to recover the use of my body, and I am so very thankful high fives has helped create such access. I'm also humbled and excited to be included in a group of like-minded athletes with such positive and gold directed outlooks on life. As a father and an athlete with a hunger for the hills, I'm very much looking forward to spending more time with my family, good friends, and hopefully fellow High Fives athletes in the mountains!
-Adam Lavender

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

High Fives not only continues athletes dreams after life altering accidents but they continue to do so much for our small town of Truckee, CA. Love them love what they do!

 
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I've been involved with High Fives for a very long time. Thankfully, not as a grant recipient, but as a sponsor, friend of recipients and avid skier. High Fives stresses positivity in every interaction. Their dedication to helping people regain their sense of self is unmatched. The good they have done in the world will leave longlasting impressions on everyone they touch.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

After suffering a traumatic brain injury while backcountry skiing, the High Fives Foundation has supported, well, everything. After my injury, they funded a brain training course, a personal trainer, and acupuncture. Last summer, three years out from my accident, they supported my desire to stay near Truckee to have balance training from their own personal trainer/physical therapist. I couldn't thank them enough for all the support they've offered me after my injury.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

High Gives has been a great organization in my recovery. There were many things I wanted/needed to do, and they helped fund them so I could make them possible. I don't think I would be where I am in my healing if it wasn't for them.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I was injured in a skiing accident, and High Fives has helped me get back doing the things I love. If it wasn't with their help, I wouldn't already be doing the things I love.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

High Fives Foundation has given injured athletes the opportunity to get back into the sports they love.Though it may be in a different capacity, the joy it brings is incredible and amazing to watch. Roy and all the people involved have such a passion and commitment to this mission. Thank you for helping to make dreams a realty.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2016

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I suffered a traumatic brain injury while snowboarding. High Fives has been helping me with my ongoing journey to live my life as independently as I can. They were so instrumental in supporting my rehab so I can walk short distances on my own and get around just using one cane. They purchased an all season all terrain wheelchair so I can enjoy the outdoors all year round. High Fives has given me the tools to look at life in such a positive way. Love you High Fives.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

As an injured athlete I can only begin to describe how the High Fives Foundation has helped me. They helped me get ready to go home from the rehab hospital after a spinal cord injury. They helped me pay for rehab sessions, what has gotten me more of my life back than I thought possible. They created a community of friends and family that have encouraged me along the way, that I look to for support and inspiration. They have gotten me back on the trail/road/water doing what I love. By supporting High Fibes you support injured athletes around the country that need a little help.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

High Fives has been easy to work with and extremely supportive. After breaking my back and suffering paralysis of my legs, the Hive Fives Foundation provided funding to help me get home after extensive hospitalization and rehabilitation, to be able to continue my recovery and get intensive therapies to maximize my recovery, and to get me out doing the things I love in my community. They have been sharing my story and the story of other athletes with spinal cord injuries, so that we can inspire each other to keep going and know that we can get back to doing the things we love.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

An amazing group of people who get that teaching someone to love themselves is the first step path to success. I'm a veteran wounded in Afghanistan and they have empowered me with an opportunity to fight for the privilege of representing my country!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Growing up I wasn't allowed to ski or snowboard because of the risk of injury during my hockey seasons. After my Incomplete SCI injury, while playing hockey, I found mono skiing. I feel in love with the newly found freedom, but was heavily restricted using a program ski. Anyone that knows me can tell you that I push the limits in everything I do. With the help of HighFives I was able to get my own mono ski and now there are no limits to what I can do on a mountain! Oh, the people behind the HighFives are the most genuine, kind-hearted humans you'll ever have the opportunity to meet. I feel blessed to have stumbled upon their website 4 years ago.

 
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I was injured in 2013 in a snowbobile accident left me an incomplete parapalegic. High Fives held a 3 day training event with Coach Josh Dulack in Duluth, MN. in 2016. Introduced me to the foundation and there mission. They want to give the world back to injured athletes one person at a time. Sept 21st 2016 I received a letter that I was choosen as a receipient of a grant from High Fives Foundation for a Mono-Ski!!!! Thank you guys this is a very humbling experience. I will continue to pay it forward. Josh B

 
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