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ThinkFirst Programs

Sample icon1ThinkFirst for Kids (TFFK), ThinkFirst for Youth (TFFY) and ThinkFirst for Teens (TFFT).

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ThinkFirst's Inaugural Presentation at Reno High School

On Feb 16, 2012 Sherise Smith, ThinkFirst of Northern Nevada Chapter Director and Andrew Simpson, VIP presented on brain and spine injury prevention to 150 students at Reno High School. The Presentations were met with enthusiasm and interest. Andrew will serve as a model of ThinkFirst VIPs with an enthusiastic response from staff and students. If you are interested in having Sherise present at your middle or high school, contact sherise via email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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ThinkFirst Northern Nevada’s First VIP: Drew Simpson

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Drew Simpson, 21, is ThinkFirst Northern Nevada’s first Voice of Injury Prevention (VIP). Drew is a 2008 graduate of Reno High School and was a Nevada All State Baseball Player his senior year. He was recruited by Feather River College to play baseball the next year. In the early fall of his freshman year at Feather River College, he sustained a severe brain injury from a fall. He was in a coma for two weeks. He emerged from his coma on September 11, 2008, and faced a long road of recovery from his traumatic brain injury. Drew fought back with tenacity and eventually returned to the baseball mound less than a year after his injury to play for the Reno Knights in the summer of 2009. He returned to Feather River for the 2009-2010 school year and went on to pitch at the college level that year. He returned to Reno the following year to attend UNR and is currently working at RC Willey. Drew has a passion for spreading hope to others and to be a voice of prevention to Northern Nevada youth.

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