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Daniel: Adaptive Sport Activities

Adaptive sports Waterski Daniel MoodyCarolinas Rehabilitation Adaptive Sports and Adventure Program (ASAP) was created to address the functional and therapeutic needs of Carolinas Rehabilitation inpatients and outpatients through sports, recreation and outdoor adventures. Daniel has participated in several events including waterskiing and handcycling. See pictures of the comeraderie, fun, and effort of the event held on Lake Norman, September 20th 2008. OR a high resolution version of the gallery. Click the "Slideshow" button on top right corner of the gallery to view a full screen slideshow. If you want a copy of any picture, click "Buy this Print" button and follow prompts. Special half-off regular pricing on prints, and 10% off mercandise for this event.



Wheelchair basketball Daniel MoodyDaniel joined the Triad Trackers wheelchair basketball program in 2006. He had never played basketball before this, and with no prior skills to build on, he initially struggled learning the game, and how to play it in a wheelchair. Now with more experience he loves the game and the friends he has met along the way.

Visit Daniel's Photo Gallery featuring Wheelchair basketball and 2006 Cooper River Bridge Run over the new Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge over the Cooper River.



Daniel Moody wheelchair trainingThe 2006 Cooper River Bridge Run was held on April 1st. The course covered 10 kms (6.2 miles), starting in Mount Pleasant, and for the first time crossed the spectacular new Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge over the Cooper River, and finished in downtown Charleston, SC. This is one of the biggest 10 km races in the world with more than 45,000 entrants.

In the early hours of March 3rd 2005, Daniel Moody was involved in a car accident in Mount Pleasant,SC, less than a mile from the old bridge over the Cooper River. As a result of a spinal cord injury, he is confined to a wheelchair. While he was still in ICU, he promised Miss Beth that he would participate in the next Cooper River Bridge Run, in one way or another. In mid-January 2006 he met a friend Robby who later loaned him his old racing wheelchair. He made a lot of progress toward this goal in about 2 months, training on his own, in the neighborhood and on a school track.

Because he had no qualifying time from a previous race, Daniel could not enter the new competitive wheelchair division. Instead he entered the main race in his regular wheelchair. He started near the back of the field among the walker/runners and finished in the official time of 1:13:20. With so many runners (45,497 entrants) there was a progressively longer delay the further back you started. His actual time from start line to finish line (chip time) was 1:04:54. His finishing position was 13,225 out of the field of 33,742 finishers. Not too shabby! Daniel we are proud of you.

This page is not only a dedication to Daniel and the way he has dealt with his challenges over the past year, but also a dedication to the people and organizations who have helped or are still helping with his rescue, treatment, counselling, therapy, transportation, encouragement and support.

  • "Miss Beth" (and family) who was with us in Charleston on March 3rd 2005, again on April 1st 2006, and has been with us every step of the way in between.
  • Jackie Pittman and other members of St. Clement's Episcopal Church, Clemmons NC, whose prayers and deeds never cease.
  • My colleagues at Convergys and Cingular Wireless in Alpharetta, especially Mike, Darryl, Tony, Jon and Parkey.
  • Linda's colleagues at Glenn High School in Kernersville.
  • Mark Graves and his enthusiastic crew who, in one day, built a fully functioning, sturdy and quite attractive wheelchair ramp, and didn't let up even when it rained.
  • Daniel's friends, especially the staff at The Old Village Post House in Mount Pleasant, and his friends "back home", especially Jason and Brad.
  • Aunts, uncles, family and friends from around the world who continue to encourage and support us.
  • Triad Trackers wheelchair basketball group. Daniel joined this group in January and immediately found kindred spirits. The positive influence from this group has been remarkable.
  • Town of Mount Pleasant Police and Fire departments.
  • Medical University of South Carolina(MUSC), Charleston, SC
  • Shepherd Center, Atlanta, GA
  • Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC
  • John Dillon Insurance Agency, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC)

Finally and most importantly to the ladies of the family. Angela and Kathryn you have been wonderful. Linda our wife and mother, I simply can't imagine how we could have got through this without you.

Thank you all. Duncan

 

Cooper River Bridge Run 2006 LeadersFollow these links for information on the Cooper River Bridge Project, and the Cooper River River Bridge Run.

last modified: 2008-11-25 18:20

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