CrossFit Level 1 CrossFit Level 2 CrossFit Gymnastics CrossFit Powerlifting
My turning point in life happened just as I graduated high school in May '00. I was the driver in a motor vehicle accident in which I suffered a severe traumatic closed head injury. I was in a coma for 5 days, and spent some time in a rehab hospital because of it. Fortunately, I didn't have any motor impairments from my injury, but immediately after the accident, I had emotional issues, short-term memory issues, and difficulty with understanding/speaking spoken language. Most of those resolved, and I was discharged home. I can't tell because your perspective is your perspective, but my family described me as a different person. After this event, I had to figure out who I was. This was a long road, and I would say that I didn't figure it out till about halfway through my time in the Army. I developed enough strategies to cope with short-term memory issues and public speaking to boost my confidence. Once I got that confidence, I took on every obstacle that came at me. Most challenges still require a moment of reflection, but I know that anything is achievable.
Motivation & Passion
I'm currently a Student Physical Therapist at the University of St. Augustine, and I am set to graduate in Spring 2020 with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. I believe in the vision statement of the American Physical Therapy Association. The vision statement is, "Transforming society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience." I believe I can do this with CrossFit. CrossFit was the inspiration for the pursuit of a career as a physical therapist. With a better understanding of human movement, I can, not only, improve my movement issues, but I can improve the movement of all individuals. This includes the most elite athlete to the most impaired spinal cord injury patient.