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Back on January 8th, Eric Zerrenner had a ski crash that burst fractured his L1 vertebrae, leaving him paralyzed from the waist down. 

High Fives, an organization that raises money to help snow sports athletes with life altering injuries, approved a grant to help with Eric's recovery. 

 

On February 27th, Eric walked out of Craig Hospital and is heading back to Tahoe to continue with his rehab. 

 

 

Eric's bio from High Fives website

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ERIC ZERRENNER

| TAHOE CITY, CALIFORNIA

Bio On January 8, 2015 Eric Zerrenner was skiing at Alpine Meadows with two friends from work. While skiing down Wolverine Bowl, Eric went to pre-jump a roller, which dropped off to complete flats. Eric landed extremely hard on his chest, and when he awoke, he found his helmet in pieces scattered next to him. Eric was rushed to Renown Medical Center in Reno, NV where doctors told him that he burst fractured his L1 vertebrae causing paralysis from the waist down.

Eric’s goal is to get back to enjoying life the way it was before his accident. This includes playing with his kids, enjoying Tahoe, skiing, biking, surfing and SUP. Eric wants continue to be the best husband, father and Tahoe community member that he can better.

“This is your world – shape it or someone else will.”