It's always hard to speak about something that directly happens to you, so I decided to left my wife Mary tell my story.
I remember May 5, 2014. The day before I ran the Pittsburgh Half Marathon and did really well. Steve was waiting for me near the finish line. Little did we know that less than 24 hours later he would be in the hospital as a stroke victim. In a review of his MRI, the neurosurgeon stated that he believed Steve had a stroke previously but was not aware. Steve's parents both were stroke victims. In the case of Steve's mother, it substantially altered her quality of life her final years.
When Steve was in the hospital he was scared. Steve thought about Tedy Bruschi, former NFL player for the New England Patriots who had a stroke in 2005 but was able to come back and live a relatively normal life. It was a positive point of reference in Steve's recovery.
As a clincal pharmacist, I worked with an interdisciplinary health care team on the stroke unit of our local hospital, so I was very familiar with the devastation stroke can cause, as well as the ever improving treatments available to both treat and prevent strokes.
The Falmouth Road Race is near and dear to our hearts. This year, Steve decided that he wanted to do something more than just run the race. He want to make a difference. I hope you will consiider sponsoring his efforts this year on August 19 in his Campaign Against Strokes.
Thank you for supporting Steve in his journey to help Tedy's Team and what hopefully will help lead, in part, to preventing, or successfully dealing with those who become stroke victims!
All the best, Mary
Thank you for viewing my page and reading my story. Your donation will go a long way to bringing awarenss to the warning signs of stroke as well as fundraising life saving research.
Thank you for your generosity, Steve.