Tuesday, June 25, 2019

More Research in Louisville, KY

This is a pretty exciting article about more of the results coming out of the University of Louisville.  Researcher Susan Harkema is doing some great work there.  I appreciate her tenacity and her general attitude about SCI research.  She seems to recognize not only that even the smallest changes are worth tracking, but also that they have the potential to change lives for the better in big ways. 

Saturday, June 15, 2019

6 Years Later: SCI, PhD, and Video Montage: 6 Years in 6 Minutes

Today is the sixth anniversary of the car accident that caused my spinal cord injury, and therefore marks six years since the beginning of my recovery story.  This spring also marks a happier milestone: in May, I had the privilege and blessing of graduating with my PhD in Classics from Yale University.  I began the PhD program the year before the accident and was visiting family over the summer when a distracted driver rear-ended our car.  Thank you to everyone who has helped along the way to graduation — most especially to those at Yale University, Yale Classics, and BiofitKC.  I'm excited about the next stage of my journey: working with Cordical LC; continuing recovery along with research, writing, and speaking; and hoping to encourage others.  The best is yet to come!

To follow my journey so far, see this montage uploaded today to YouTube:
6 Years in 6 Minutes: Spinal Cord Injury and Path to PhD