After being on the podium twice for the US National Championships for archery, I thought my dreams of ever being on Team USA for a World Championship had ended. Within six months, I broke my wrist and both thumbs in three different accidents. It was crazy. I would go to Dr. Korsh Jafarnia and get over an injury and then something else would happen. At least, I knew who to call. I think Dr. Jafarnia thought it was as unbelievable as I did. He always kept me thinking positive and said we would get it fixed.
I live just outside Corpus Christi, but it was worth the many trips to Houston. After physical therapy and four surgeries, I was ready to start my archery training again.
I think Dr. Jafarnia always had the time to sit down and explain to me everything he was going to do. His staff was great, to. They always knew who I was…I was that archery kid from Corpus, Tristan.
This past August, I competed on Team USA at the World Championships in Zagreb, Croatia!
Thanks Dr. J. We did it!
My treatment and recovery
After physical therapy and four surgeries, I was ready to start my archery training again. The different fractures occurred over a period of six months. Following the surgeries and rehabilitation, there were several months of training and relearning to shoot archery.