1. Jake Schick | Marines To The Mountains

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    Retired Marine Jacob Schick returns to the mountains with the help of the High Fives Foundation, Disabled Sports USA Far West and his trainer Dave Vobora who is the founder of the Adaptive Training Foundation and a retired NFL linebacker. Jake's return to skiing comes after 12 years off the snow and life altering injuries sustained during a 2004 Tour in Iraq, which resulted in the loss of his right leg and numerous other injuries. Jake Schick has been featured in numerous documentaries and most recently played a role in Clint Eastwood's, "American Sniper." Which is based on the story of Schick's close friend Chris Kyle.

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    • 2014 Ability Celebration

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      Disabled Sports USA Far West hosted Wounded Warriors from Iraq and Afghanistan in Lake Tahoe recently.

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      • The Amazing Tony Schmiesing

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        On March 23, 2012 the High Fives Foundation took Winter Empowerment Athlete to Alpine Meadows to make history... A C 4-5 quadriplegic as the result of the spinal cord injury suffered at a beach where he grew up, and currently battling Syringmyelia, Tony's tenacious surf/skate/ski DNA has pushed him through all sorts of obstacles and has lead him into an endlessly surprising and beautiful life. Thanks to Brian Sheckler and Disabled Sports USA Far West, Tony Schmiesing became the first bi-skier to ride on a wall ride park feature. The positivity that Tony exudes on a daily basis is testament to the fact that anything in life is possible. Look for Tony on the snow, in the skate parks or in the surf and hive him a High Five! For more information or to donate: http://highfivesfoundation.org/index.php/programs/winter-empowerment-fund/athletes/tony-schmiesing www.dsusafw.org www.highfivesfoundation.org www.facebook.com/HighFivesFoundation www.twitter.com/hi5sfoundation

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