As a result of a snowboarding accident, Jennifer French became a quadriplegic from a C6-7 incomplete spinal cord injury in 1998. She is an active user of the Implantable Stand & Transfer System provided by the Cleveland FES Center, MetroHealth Medical Center and Veterans Administration; the first women to receive such a system. As a user of neurotechnology who has reaped its benefits, she is the Co-founder and Executive Director of the non-profit, Neurotech Network. The organization’s focus is to educate and advocate to and for persons with impairments, their caregivers and health care professionals regarding neurotechnology. She is a silver medalist from the 2012 Paralympic Games and is the 2012 Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year; the first woman with a disability to receive this distinction. She is also the Co-Founder and Development Officer of the Warrior Sailing Program, an official program of the USMMA Sailing Foundation.
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