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Roy Tuscany
After a park crash, Roy Tuscany was wheeled into a hospital as a paraplegic. He walked out. The experience led him to launch High Fives to help injured athletes. He hasn’t stopped moving since.

SKI » How did you get injured?

R.T. » In 2006, I was a coach with the Sugar Bowl Academy, and we were in Mammoth.
I made a mistake that morning and didn’t do a speed check. I ended up overshooting a feature and coming down from 30 feet in the air. The impact felt as if my hips went through my shoulders. The crash resulted in a T-12 burst fracture, causing me to be incompletely paralyzed from the belly button down.

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