Rachel Grusse

Para Ice Hockey

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Residence
Glastonbury, CT, USA
Occupation
Cashier, Student
Languages
English
Higher education
Graphic Design - Manchester Community College: United States

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began playing para-ice hockey in 2012.
Club / Team
Gaylord Wolfpack: United States
Name of coach
Ken Klee [national]
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Forward

General interest

Hobbies
Wheelchair lacrosse. (womenshockeylife.com, 24 May 2015)
Other sports
She has competed in para-swimming at junior national level. (allowhertoplay.wordpress.com, 22 May 2015)
Impairment
At 16 months old she lost her fingertips and had to have both legs amputated below the knee due to an illness. (tollandfund.org, 2008; allowhertoplay.wordpress.com, 22 May 2015)
Other information
OTHER STUDIES
She has studied graphic design at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, CT, United States of America. (Facebook profile, 04 Nov 2016)

SURGERY
In February 2007 she underwent scoliosis surgery to reduce the curvature of her spinal cord. (tollandfund.org, 2008)