2017 Pikes Peak Challenge Summit Hiker: Sean Garrett

By Sean Garrett

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Please take a moment to meet Sean. Until the end of 2012 he was an industrious young man with a bright future ahead of him. He was working full time for a company that supplies and services industrial appliances to businesses. (i.e. restaurants, stores, company cafeterias, etc.) He was attending college, taking courses in HVAC, with the hope of some day starting his own business. Then the unthinkable happened. He sustained a severe traumatic brain injury in a vehicle accident that changed his life forever.  That is when the hard work began. While in the hospital, he painstakingly worked to regain use of his right side, which was paralyzed. He learned to walk again. With persistent effort and much frustration he also regained the use of his arm, hand and fingers. He struggled to find the words to communicate. With therapy and dogged determination, he found most of those words. For the next four years, Sean attended the Rocky Mountain Brain Injury Program taking classes. With much assistance from the brain injury specialists he worked on his vocabulary, math and independent living skills. He has made amazing progress but continues to struggle and work on short-term memory issues.  Although Sean can no longer work with the electrical and motorized parts of appliances, nor can he return to the collegiate program he was in, he is actively working to create a new life for himself. And with the support of his family and friends and the many programs offered by The Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado, his future is once again bright. 

Sean 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 the entire brain injury community in Colorado.

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