Sometimes things happen in your life that brings you to an unexpected standstill. This past December I had stroke on the left side of my brain. To have a stroke at the age of 24 with no prior health complications caught me completely off guard. For a month i was not able to work, drive, or do too much moving around in general due to nerve damage and spasms in my right arm, hand, leg and foot. More than blessed to say that I am back at full health and the nerve sensations on the right side of my body have subdued. God is good and i want to do my part in spreading stroke awareness and celebrating stroke survivors.
I am raising awareness and celebrating stroke survivors at the Washington D.C. Comeback Trail 5K - a charity event that supports the National Stroke Association. This 5K walk/fun-run empowers stroke survivors and caregivers to #ComebackStrong. I have set a fundraising goal to support the stroke rehabilitation and prevention efforts of the National Stroke Association.
Please support me, and the 7 million stroke survivors in the United Sates, by making a donation today. Together, we can empower survivors and caregivers as they come back strong from stroke.
Did you know?
- Stroke is the 5th leading cause of death in the U.S. & a leading cause of adult disability.
- Every 40 seconds someone in the U.S. experiences a stroke.
- Every 4 minutes someone in the U.S. dies from a stroke.
- Stroke kills two times more women than breast cancer annually.
That's why I'm participating, will you join me?
April 28, 2018
National Mall - Constitution Gardens
Constitution Ave & 21st St. NW