- GOAL 1 – Complete a 30 mile hand cycle ride (COMPLETED on 9/5/2015)
- GOAL 2 – Coach kids sports in the fall (COMPLETED on 11/2/2015)
- GOAL 3 – To ride outside again with friends/family and other cyclists (COMPLETED on 8/02/2017)
- GOAL 4 – TBD
- GOAL 5 – TBD
Bill not only achieved the goal of getting back out on a road cycle by August, he has been out multiple times with friends and family enjoying the roads of Reno again!
While road cycling, Bill struck an illegally parked landscape trailer. The impact resulted burst fractures at T4/T5 with a slight offset/dislocation at C6/C7, leaving him paralyzed from the chest down with use of his arms and hands.
Bill’s ultimate recovery goal is to walk, as well as make his life easier on a day-to-day basis. He also wants to eventually become a motivational speaker to improve the life of others that have also suffered an SCI.
These goals are achieved as a part of the Arcade Goal Belt Program which was established as an initiative that guides athletes through the complex recovery process after a life-altering injury.
The belt program, which is similar to a karate belt system, rewards High Fives athletes with an Arcade belt containing a new gold star for each milestone achieved. This framework is designed to provide clarity, support, competition and inspiration for others as these athletes work to rebuild their lives.