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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Day #1 is in the can. Day #2 is not far behind. Tori is participating in Phase II of a Restoration of Consciousness Drug Trial. She was accepted into the study in February and completed Phase I, Caregiver Observation in April.

Each Phase is based on two days of observation after the administration of a drug. One day you are given a live agent and one day you are given a placebo. Only the Institution of Record is aware which is the actual drug. The belief is that only a small % of the population responds or awakens under this drug. Apparently the belief is Tori did or we would not have been invited to Phase II, Clinician Observation.

Braintree Hospital is a participating institution through Boston University. Should Tori "pass" this Phase as well, we will move on to the University of Philadelphia or Weill Cornell Medical College for further study. It was a long day and sometimes grueling but as always she was a trooper.

Life as you know it can change in a moment. We have searched far and wide, done our homework, turned over every stone and looked underneath, made sure that first we did no harm - we are ready for a change in a new direction. As Tori would always say when staring into the eye of a certain competitor.....Bring it!