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26.2 Miles in Honor of David's Ongoing Stroke Recovery

The Impatient Inpatient

The Impatient Inpatient

Team Fundraising Goal: $2,602.00

Total Number of Gifts: 87
Total Value of Gifts: $4,976.20

Recent Donors

Glaxo Smith Kline Foundation

Hans and Lara VanSumeren

Barrios-Reyes Family

Bob And Trish Hanna

Coppens Family

C T Bromley


Cheryl Stys

Karen Gentry

Dave Adams

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Thanks to all of these donors for their generosity! 

We at National Stroke Association and the thousands of people we interact with every year offer our sincere thanks.

As many of you know, my husband/partner/best friend David Staskowski has been recovering from stroke since October 2008. It has been a difficult process and he still faces some functional and cognitive challenges. Yet, with the obstacles each morning can bring, David presses on. We are grateful for the many abilities he has regained, especially his humor.

After the stroke, David and I made some lifestyle changes. . .to prevent recurrence for him as well as to reduce my risk of stroke. First we bid farewell to smoking. And just in the past year, we have been eating healthier and exercising intensely which has resulted in weight loss of more than 50 pounds for each of us. Can I get a "Woo hoo" as we both reach our goal weight?

As part of my plan for better health, I am now running regularly. I recognize that the ability to run is a gift I will not take for granted. So I've signed up for my first marathon, the Chicago Marathon on October 7, 2012. That event will mark four years since David's stroke.

I have been inspired by many people over the years, but none more than David. I still think back to when the day's milestone was getting him to walk just a few steps more than the day before. Today, even with his continued balance issues, David has been tenacious in getting to the gym. Though he doesn't run, he burns up the treadmill, rides the stationary bike like he's generating electricity and pumps the weight machines with passion (but no grunting). Someday, we hope he will be able to run alongside me.

In the meantime, to coincide with the Chicago Marathon, I am raising money for the National Stroke Association and the work they do to prevent stroke and advocate for those who have had a stroke. This little-known organization does great work to help prevent the leading cause of disability.

Thanks to our friends and family for being there for David and me. Please support our fundraising by giving any amount you can afford. Perhaps you can give $2.62, $26.20, or $262.00? Please know that ANY amount is welcome and appreciated.

I am setting a goal to raise $2,602.00 by October 1, 2012. Thank you so much!

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National Stroke Association is the only national non-profit which devotes 100% of its resources to stroke prevention, treatment and rehabilitation. Founded in 1984, National Stroke Association prides itself on creating groundbreaking stroke educational programs for both medical professionals and the public. Thank you for joining us to stop this devastating disease.

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