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|Part way thru my walk, that finish line looked a long way off. But, WE did it!|
|Only a few days to go… and We have surpassed my goal!|
Please help me obliterate it!
Thanks to the support and prayers I have received from so many friends and family, I can now walk short distances with the aid of a walker!
That is why I have decided to race with Craig Hospital's NRN team in support of Team Reeve in the Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon in Louisville, KY on April 27, 2013.
During my workouts with Craig's new NeuroRecovery Network (NRN) team, I have not lost sight of why I am really putting myself to this challenge. It is always for a cause bigger than just me. "Running” (actually walking) a few hundred yards in a marathon is certainly nothing compared to the "marathon" that those of us living with a spinal cord injury (SCI) face every day.
But there is no way I can do this alone! Won't you please help me support the vital work of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation as they in turn support NeuroRecovery Network Centers including Craig Hospital?
My goal is to raise at least $2,013.00 and, of course, cross the finish line! This money will enable continued research, education, and services for SCI patients and their families.
You can show your support with a contribution, and/or by emailing your friends and sharing on Facebook and Twitter.
The late Christopher Reeve, once wisely stated, "At first something seems impossible; then it becomes improbable; but with enough conviction and support it becomes inevitable."
I suffered my spinal cord injury December 2, 2011 when spinal epidural abscesses created pressure on my spinal cord and gave me a ‘spinal stroke’. After 24 days at Swedish Hospital and barely able to wiggle my toes and move my arms I was very fortunate to be admitted to Craig Hospital on December 27, 2011.
During my 99 days at Craig Hospital, I met dozens of other SCI patients, and hundreds of friendly and dedicated Craig staff. The patients I met, many who were more severely injured than I, demonstrated such determination, hope and perseverance that they, in turn, gave me hope and I knew I was not alone.
While I recovered medically and physically, I discovered first-hand what an awesome facility is Craig Hospital. The reason Craig is so awesome is the amazingly friendly and dedicated staff. Everyone from the cleaning staff, food service, aides, techs, nurses, therapists, doctors, administrators, even the CEO, made me feel like a friend and part of the family. During the past year the highlight of each week is my Tuesday outpatient visits with my Craig family.
I still need assistance to get standing from a seated position, and I still primarily use my power wheelchair to get around at home and at work. With the support of the great people at Craig, what I once thought was impossible, then improbable, now seems inevitable.
Please contribute as much as you are able (small amounts are welcome) to support this vital research for those of us who suffer from spinal cord injuries.
Thank you for your generous support,
(All donations are 100% tax deductible.)
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