2018 Comeback Trail- Dallas-Fort Worth

Slower than a Sloth

In the weeks after when Jason and I would talk about that night he said of my speech, "Sarah, you were slower than the sloth."  Referring to that scene in Zootopia that always makes us laugh, now it is all too relateable! Post stroke you also move at the speed of a sloth, nothing fast about it. The girls like to say it's my spirit animal. Honestly I've grown very fond of them :)  I am so excited to be traveling to Dallas to participate in the Comeback Trail. It is more than a walk but a goal I have set in my recovery journey to be able to cross the finish line. If you happen to be in the Dallas area on October 21st, please join us! Registration is free.

More than anything I want to raise awareness, especially to those my age. It can happen to anyone. Use FAST to remember the warning signs of a Stroke. FACE: Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop? ARMS: Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward? SPEECH: Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Is their speech slurred or strange? TIME: If you observe any of these signs call 911 immediately. Time makes all the difference. Note the time of the first symptom.

We are raising awareness and celebrating stroke survivors at the Dallas Comeback Trail 5K - a charity event that supports the National Stroke Association. This 5K walk/fun-run empowers stroke survivors and caregivers to #ComebackStrong.  We've set a fundraising goal to support the stroke rehabilitation and prevention efforts of the National Stroke Association.

Please support our team, 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.
  • 1 in 4 survivors will have another stroke.

That's why we are participating, will you join us?

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