The interFACE Lab The Interactive and Functional Assessment of Communication and Emotion (InterFACE) Center is a natural observation laboratory designed to research emotional and behavioral deficits in people with neurological,… Read More
TrackTBI Investigator: Richard Rodgers, MD TRACK-TBI: The multicenter Transforming Research and Clinical Knowledge in Traumatic Brain Injury (TRACK-TBI) study aims to improve success of clinical trial design through the collection and analysis of… Read More
Training to Reconnect with emotional awareness therapy (TREAT) Investigators: Dawn Neumann, Flora Hammond The purpose of this study is to teach participants with traumatic brain injury to develop better emotional… Read More
Avanir Study Sheryl Katta-Charles MD, Principal Investigator A Phase 2, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to assess the efficacy, safety and tolerability or AVP-786 (deudextromethorphan hydrobromide [d6-DM]/quinidine sulfate [Q]) for… Read More
Long-Term, Prospective, Non-Interventional Study Monitoring Safety and Training in Patients with Spinal Cord Injuries and Their Trained Companions Recently Initiated with the ReWalk™ Personal Device. Flora Hammond, MD (PI), funded… Read More
Thanks to all the other RHI athletes, friends and the RHI Sports Program for your amazing support this year.
This past September I earned the opportunity to compete for a slot to represent the USA in the 2012 Paralympics. I will be competing in a trials event in April to see who gets that slot. Of course, I have lots of training to do between now and then to make sure I earn my way to the 2012 Paralympics in August.
Meanwhile, I have competed in the 2011 Parapan Am Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. I was ranked third going into eliminations and had a tough match where it came down to a single arrow shoot off at 70 meters. I shot a solid ten but my opponent also shot a ten and was closer to center by a 1/4 inch so I was unable to make it to the medal matches.
I did gain more experience in high pressure situations which is always valuable, especially as I look ahead to the USA trials event in April for the Paralympic games in London. I look forward to the upcoming competitions, and thank you all again for your support!