2017 Pikes Peak Challenge Summit Hiker: Burton Schwab

By Burton Schwab

  • $535.00

    Pledged of $200.00 Goal

  • 17


  • 0

    Hours to Go

All pledges will be collected automatically until September 9, 2017.

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Hey everyone, my co-worker Russ Shadron was in a wild car wreck about 15 years that changed his life forever. When he came out of his coma he was a different person, in a fog until he started running and exercising. This lead to a career in fitness and personal training which he still takes very seriously all these years later. I work with him at Southwest Airlines and began training with him in October 2016 and have learned so much from this wild man about fitness and protecting your body but also about what brain injuries are like and how much is still unknown. Russ is a walking miracle, I’d like to help make a few more of those miracles happen. Thanks!

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I want you to take one brief moment to meet Jackson. Ten years ago he fell from a 2nd story window and sustained a severe traumatic brain injury that changed his life and his family’s life forever. Before the accident, Jackson was an active 2 year old little boy; running everywhere and doing everything. After the accident, it was uncertain if he would ever be able to eat, walk or talk again. He was given a 1% chance of survival. It has been a long and hard road for Jackson and his family. He is an amazing young boy who has overcome many hurdles with support from his family and friends and programs offered at The Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado. Despite having to relearn many skills, he has soared beyond everyone’s expectations.

Jackson is just one of the over 500,000 Coloradans living with the effects of an injury to the brain. Life can seem hard and insurmountable without support and guidance. The Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado is the go-to resource for help and services for survivors of an injury to the brain, their families, and providers.

I’m excited to share my commitment to participate in the 2017 Pikes Peak Challenge Summit Hike. When I finish, I will have hiked 13 miles and 7,400 vertical feet to the 14,110 foot summit of Pikes Peak.

Even more impressive than this challenge, is the courage and strength it takes for a survivor to overcome day to day struggles that come with a life of living with an injury to the brain.

Please donate now and together we can make a huge impact for brain injury survivors like Jackson and the entire brain injury community.


  1. Aunt Cath

    Great group to raise money for Burt! I hope you have tons of fun doing it!

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