Grant Korgan is an avid snowmobiler, skier, world-class kayaker, adventurer, nanomechanics professional and husband. On March 5, 2010, while snowmobiling in the Sierra backcountry, the Lake Tahoe native fractured his L1 vertebrae, and suddenly added the world of spinal cord injury recovery to his list of activities.
Without a complex plan of recovery, Grant knew he needed only one thing – positive energy. His path of recovery began with complete loss of feeling and zero movement below his belly button. Refusing to take “no” for an answer, and through the help of the High Fives Foundation, Grant and his wife began a non-stop lifestyle of exercise brimming with love and support. In one short year, Grant has graduated from wheelchair to walking with the help of two arm crutches.
On January 17th, 2012, Grant hopes to reach the South Pole in a standing position, leaving his sit-ski to trek the final portion of this incredible journey. Ultimately, in his words, he plans to “show the world that everyone should remember to live the highest version of themselves, and that humanity can choose every day to live their limitless potential.