For snowboarder Cody Walker, the day of March 1, 2013 marked the beginning of his road to recovery. After falling hard off a massive jump on the slopes, Walker was instantly paralyzed after a severe injury with a fractured C4, C5 and C6 vertebrae of the neck and hips.
After spending 8 days in the ICU, Cody was flown from Reno to the University of Utah to begin intense physical therapy. Walker’s insurance funds bottomed out. By the miracle of The High Fives Foundation stepping in, Walker was granted $12,000 to extend his inpatient therapy by 8 days and also awarded a second grant of just under $5,500 to extend his outpatient therapy. With the genuine support of his family, friends, physical therapists and the High Fives Foundation crew, Cody tremendously improved. Member of the High Fives Foundation Randy Sugihara, brought words of comfort to Walker who experienced the same difficulties.
Six months ago, Cody could not walk. Now, his perseverance to recover for the sake of his wife and two children has motivated him to be the same man he was before and even more.