The JFK Miles for Minds 5k has always held a special place in my heart. It was one of my first 5k runs and I loved that it took place in a local park filled with great memories. However in 2019, the Miles for Minds 5k took on a very personal meaning
As many of you know, my Mom experienced a massive stroke in April 2019. She spent some time in JFK Traumatic Brain Injury Unit where she began a long road to recovery. She continues to receive physical and occupational therapy through JFK as she works to maintain her strength.
Throughout my Mom's time with JFK, I have been astonunded by the dedicated medical team. I vividly remember the caring and encouraging staff who supported Mom and our family in those early weeks when we were all trying to make sense of what happened. Several times over the past three years, Mom's treatment team has used creative interventions that I'm sure were made possible by donations from the Miles for Minds 5k.
Due to focusing on Mom’s recovery and then COVID-19, this is the first time I’ll be participating in the Miles for Minds 5k since Mom’s stroke. This time I’ll be getting to do it with Mom rolling and strolling next to me!
Please consider making a donation to this important cause. My family is already so grateful for the many ways we may have unknowingly benefits from this fundraiser and we would love to support the many families who have also been impacted by a traumatic brain injury. Thank you for your support!
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