Montane Partners with the HighFives Non-Profit Organization
Jeff Andrews suffered a C6 burst fracture with associated spinal cord injury and transverse process fractures at the L1, L2, and L3 levels, resulting in quadriplegia at the C5-C7 level in a snowboarding accident that occurred at Sugar Bowl Resort in Northern, CA on March 15, 2014.
Jeff’s goal is to become as independent as his condition will permit and return to the most active lifestyle possible. The HighFives contacted Montane through our mutual friend Dr. Jim Lynch from Spine Nevada. They wanted to know if Montane could help with modifying Jeff’s bathroom, more specifically his shower and he needed a ramp from the driveway level up into the house.
This was a great opportunity to help out a fellow athlete and there was no stopping us. It all started with a rough drawing from Jeff’s dad. We met onsite and mapped out a plan of attack. We installed the ramp along a wall in the garage. We had 11 inches of rise to tackle so we installed 11 feet of ramp, which is a standard 1:12slope. It only took a couple days to complete the ramp.
The bathroom was another story. We demolished the entire bathroom. It was easier to waterproof and raise the entire bathroom floor in order to make a very accessible restroom for Jeff. We also install a new countertop with plenty of leg room. The bathroom came out great.
Montane could not have done this without the generous help from Jim Farley at SI Legacy Floor Finishing, John Giusti at Paradigm Electrical, Inc., and the guys at Western Nevada Supply.