My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for High Fives Non-Profit Foundation, Truckee, CA, USA
Dear Sir or Ma’am,
My name is Christian Bui. I am a forty-three year old man with a wonderful family, to include a young, energetic, full of life son. I have always had a love for the outdoors; however, in the past decade, I have watched myself steadily withdrawal from the many outdoor activities that I have grown to love.
While serving in the military I volunteered to go to AIRBORNE school. While I was stationed in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, I would participate in as many jumps as possible. I loved my job and loved feeling so free with the adrenaline running through my veins. As a result, my passion for jumping has caused me to suffer from long term chronic neck and back pain with muscle spasms, hindering my daily life activities.
High Fives Foundation has been a real blessing for me and my family. This has been the first time in many years that I have been excited about the opportunity of getting back to the outdoors. Being able to be outside, riding with others that have mobility issues, such as me, and enjoying the camaraderie of fellow veterans is an amazing life changing experience. It has truly been a breath of fresh air. My passion for the outdoors has returned and it would not have been possible without amazing programs such as the High Fives Foundation.
We all experience various limitations in our daily lives, but programs like High Fives has helped me to get back to doing what I love most; being able to enjoy the outdoors with my family. I have regained my confidence to be outdoors and in return, I can help others by volunteering my time and sharing my story by riding with veterans offering my support and providing words of encouragement.
Through your foundation, I'm back to living a life full of fun and adventure though riding and friendship. My family notices and praises the positive changes in my attitude and outlook on life. I’m appreciative of the supportive staff and the foundation for providing me the resources I needed to enjoy life again.
Thanks High Fives!