Most people will look at this picture and know it is from the Mother/Son Dance at my wedding over 4 years ago. Very few know that ONE MONTH before this photo was taken my mother Debbie Glennon suffered a stroke. My wife woke me out of bed when we got the news and I have never driven faster to Boston before. It was one of the worst moments of my life to get that news, constantly asking myself why her? If anyone knows Deb, knows how great she is and that she didn't deserve this. Strokes don't know race, they don't know gender and they don't know what you did last summer 🙂You need to know the warning signs and act FAST:
Face: Does one side droop?
Arms: Does one arm drift?
Speech: Is the speech slurred or strange?
Time: Call 9-1-1 if you observe any of these signs
Luckily baby bro Brian Glennon was still living at home and didn't leave the nest yet. Brian not fully flapping his wings and living rent free sure was critical in recognizing these warning signs early. I am happy to report that Debbie is doing great and you would barely know anything happened because it was recognized early and Doctors were able to act swiftly.
This is now that part where I need you: I will be running in the Falmouth Road Race in 2 short weeks. I have decided to run this year for Tedy's team for my mother and for my grandfather who ultimately passed away when I was younger from a massive stroke he suffered. As a local Patriots fan and growing up Tedy Bruschi was a hero of mine and it goes to show once again that Strokes do not pick and choose their victims. So please consider donating, I do not like asking for money but this is very close to me and you will even get a few laughs at some of the pictures in my link.