Most people know I refer to my stroke as winning the lottery because even though strokes are more common, AVM's are not. Arteriovenous Malformation is an abnormal connection between arteries and veins, usually in the brain or spine. AVMs are rare. The cause is not known, but they seem to develop during pregnancy or soon after birth. Doctors use imaging tests to detect them. I really hit the lottery with this one.
I am raising awareness for this rare disease, strokes, and celebrating stroke survivors at the Cincinnati 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.
September 15, 2018
10397 Springfield Pike
Cincinnati, OH 45215