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.
On Februrary 1, 2011, I suffered a stroke that left me paralyzed and without speech. At that time, I was 33 years old, mom to Drew (3 years) and Ella (14 months), wife to Mike, and 7 weeks pregnant with our 3rd child. I was blessed to recover with minimal deficits. In the hospital, the doctors likened my condition to Tedy's when explaining the heart defect that caused my stroke and I remember thinking, if Tedy can recover and play for the Patriots again, I'll be just fine! And, I am just fine, as is our miracle "baby," Cole Michael! In 2013 I had surgery to close the hole in my heart and have remained healthy and active since then. They key to my "comeback" was early detection and FAST treatment so I am passionate about Tedy's mission.
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.