My dad and grandfather both had strokes. My father's ended his career and threatened to end his life, but he fought through it. Today, it's a mixed bag. He is paralyzed on one side, and endures cognitive damage, aphasia, and even worse eyesight than he had before. But, he's still my dad: determined, and hilarious. He has an adaptive bike and goes to adaptive rowing. He makes fun of my cooking and never misses Rachel Maddow or the morning papers. It has taken every ounce of his will to get this far, and all the effort and resources our family can muster.
I am well aware that not every family is as lucky as us, and so I am raising money for the National Stroke Association and raising awareness and celebrating stroke survivors at the Washington D.C. Comeback Trail 5K. 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