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August 8, 2012: I team with Ron Carmichael to conduct a shooting clinic teaching more than 150 Army vets to shoot in a Wounded Warrior Event in Arlington Texas. They then vote archery their favorite sport! Army ROCKS! Check Facebook for photos.
July 1,2012: I conduct a demo shoot showing Olympic Archery form for Austinites at "Things Celtic" (Click for pictures)
May of 2012: I have the honor to address Lago Vista Students - Streaming video of my speech.
2012: I receive my USA Archery Level III Coaching Certification and begins teaching the National Training System method (which helped me win in Beijing. Contact Lindsey for private lessons. )
Spring of 2011 - several happenings:
February 26, 2011: Ttogether with 4 more UT archery club members and my coach, I provide 6 demonstrations of Olympic Style archery (and accuracy) throughout the day for over 1200 middle and high school students in Waco as they participate in the NASP (National Archery In The Schools Program) State championship.
March Issue: What a great article (and publicity!) I appear in an article in the Alcalde Magazine Alcalde Article (acrobat file), from the UT ex-Student Association, and during my graduation from the University of Texas I am named to the Dean's Distinguished Graduates - one of only 12 such students from the entire Spring graduating body.
Summer 2010 Update:
I was recently inducted into the Friar Society, the oldest and most prestigious honor society at the University of Texas at Austin. This is a tremendous honor and I am deeply humbled to have been nominated! My previous knowledge of the Friars came when my friend (and my professor of History), Dr. Howard Miller, received the valuable Centennial Teaching Fellowship from the Friars two years ago. The Friars have a tradition of making the announcement for that award in a very special way, and I had a chance to participate in this year's presentation to Dr. Chris Kirk of the anthropology department. (To give you an idea of this memorable event, it generally involves a small marching band interrupting the lucky professor's class.)
From the Friars' website: "Since 1911 the Society has recognized students who have made significant contributions to The University. The Society also sponsors the Friar Centennial Teaching Fellowship, The Friar Society Significant Contribution Award, and the Edward S. Guleke Student Excellence Award." Why are they called Friars? Lindsey asked the same question. "Because friars are dedicated to serving their fellow men, women, and communities, the founders of the Friar Society felt the friar represented the ideals of their new honorary organization."
I delivered a short speech during the Induction Ceremony, which invites alumni from a century-long list of Friars, some of whom serve in Congress or spend their time running large organizations or companies, like the Friar alumni member who is the producer for CBS News. At this time I cannot know who nominated me for this honor, but know that I am very excited to be a part of this wonderful University of Texas tradition.
Lindsey being introduced to the Friar Society.
On April 25, 2010 I particpated with my dad and fellow UT Archer Patrick Mears in a Family Events Day during the annual Balcones Songbird Festival at the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge headquarters. In addition to demonstrating Olympic style archery, I participated in a clinic to expose more than 80 young men and women to archery by teaching them the basics and getting them to actually shoot bows and arrows. The popularity of the clinic was evidenced by the continual line of as many as 30 kids at a time standing in the hot Texas sun for a chance to shoot. My special thanks to the UT archery club for helping in this clinic. Without them I could not have done it.
Lindsey with a raptor - a Tanners Hawk
Lindsey's Form in slow motion at the demonstration
In March 2010, I was invited to speak before the Texas Parent Association and U.T. President Powers during a reception luncheon. I told the story of how I achieved my goal of making it to Beijing, how I also exceeded my own expectations by staying positive, and throughout the speech I highlighted the ways that my parents made a difference in my struggle towards that goal.
Lindsey (with UT Mascot Bevo) at Darrell Royal Memorial Stadium during COOL Award, The Mike Wacker Award, presented on the 50 yard line during the pre-game festivities.
I was well received by the Texas Parents, and I am very grateful to them for welcoming me to speak and share my story.
In January 2010, I took a road trip with my coach/dad and fellow UT Archer Peter Dasso to host a booth for middle and high school archers in Texas at the State Championship for the National Archery in the Schools (NASP) Program. Peter and I gave a demo of Olympic-style archery, signed pictures and posters, and met hundreds of really cool young archers. We are looking forward to going back again next year. Hook 'em!
In Fall 2009 I achieved the highest distinction among Reiki practitioners, that of the Reiki Master-Teacher. I am not entirely comfortable calling myself a master of any discipline because I believe there is always more to learn, regardless I am still very grateful for the abilities and skills I have acquired winning through to this final level.
Since that time I have delivered countless attunements, creating new Reiki practitioners and teaching them how to use Reiki practices to better their health and wellness, as well as improve the lives and wellbeing of those they love. I hope to continue working towards a goal of being able to host my own Reiki workshops in Austin for the benefit of the community.
Lindsey waves from the top of the Chicago 2016 parade float during
Chicago’s Disability Pride Parade held on July 25, 2009.
Photo credit: Chicago 2016
- The great city of Chicago welcomed Lindsey in July to be a part of the Disability Pride Parade on the float for the Chicago 2016 bid for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, and Lindsey was able to autograph photos for the crowd at Daly Center during a celebration.
- She also spoke at the annual MAGIC Foundation conference, sharing her story with the nation’s leading doctors and experts in the field of McCune Albright Syndrome, as well as many families facing the same hard decisions Lindsey remembers from her own childhood. Click here to listen to a pencast of her inspirational speech. She shares stories of fractures and surgeries, and tells how she overcame the obstacles in her life to become an elite archer and win a bronze medal at the Beijing Paralympics.
- Lindsey recently joined the Gen Y Team of Juice Plus. Ask her how you can easily get the nutritional value of 25 fresh, raw fruits, berries and veggies in your diet every day! Or check out her other website, WinningWithJuicePlus.com.
- Lindsey achieved her Reiki Master Level in April! She is meeting monthly with the Austin Bodywork Collective for practice and is continuing work with a Qigong class to help her reach her next goal of becoming a Reiki Master Teacher.
“Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”
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