San Luis Obispo, CA
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Brook was a healthy active child who enjoyed soccer, basketball, and ballet and excelled in softball. After high school, she was offered opportunities to play in college but chose to concentrate on her studies at UC Santa Barbara. In 2002 Brook fell from her balcony and sustained a spinal cord injury at the C4-C5 level. After spending four months in the hospital she transferred to UC San Diego where she completed a degree in Biological Anthropology and worked to develop assistive devices for persons with mobility impairments. Brook’s experiences motivated her to pursue a Masters Degree in Public Health at highly ranked UNC Chapel Hill and Swim With Mike provides her with the opportunity.