This past April, I had the privledge of running the Boston Marathon with Tedy's Team. To say that joining this team has been a life changing experience would be the understatement of the year. The road that led me to Tedy's Team, albeit a frightening, is one that I will forever be grateful for.
In October of 2017 I joined the roughly 795,00 people each year who suffer from a stroke. Due to a large number of blood clots and a hole in my heart, I had a small stroke called a TIA, or a Transiet Ischemic Attack. My right arm felt heavy and I couldn't grip a pen or type properly, and so my journey with Tedy's Team began!
Due to several blood clotting conditions, I was at an incredibly high risk for developing clots and as a result, suffering from a stroke. My stroke was small, I was lucky, and the factors that led to my TIA are now being managed.
I was also lucky in that I knew the signs and symptoms of a stroke. Tedy's Team is working tirelessly to advocate for awareness so that everyone knows the signs and symptoms of a stroke.
I am continuing to support Tedy's Team in hopes that everyone will know the signs and symptoms of a stroke with the accronym of BE FAST!
Balance Difficulties, Eyesight Changes, Face Drooping, Arm Weakness, Speech Difficulties - and if you notice any of those signs, it's TIME TO CALL 9-1-1.
I can't wait to have you join me on this next journey as our team tackles the Falmouth Road Race.
All my love,
Welcome to the Tedy's Team fundraising website.
The mission of Tedy's Team is to raise awareness for stroke and heart disease while supporting survivors on their journey, giving them a means for a comeback!
Tedy's Team was originally founded in 2005, when Tedy Bruschi, former linebacker for the New England Patriots suffered a stroke shortly after winning his 3rd Super Bowl and just days after returning from his first Pro Bowl.
Tedy's Team participates in the Boston Marathon, Falmouth Road Race, and this year's travel event is Duke City Race Weekend in New Mexico!
We are honored to be part of the Offical Charity Program of the Boston Marathon and the Numbers for NonProfits Program at the New Balance Falmouth Road Race for 15 years. The Boston Athletic Association and the NBFRR hav allowed us to utilize their platforms to elevate the awarenss of the warning signs of stroke, which are best remembered by using the acronym BE FAST, which stands for:
Speech Difficulties - and if you notice any of those warning signs, it's...
TIME TO CALL 9-1-1.
Thank you for visiting our page. Please scroll up and click DONATE to donate to the Foundation or to a specific runner.
Should you every have any questions, please reach out to Elizabeth@TedysTeam.org.