Dear Family and Friends,
I will be running the Tomoka Marathon on March 24th and raising money for post-concussion syndrome (CAN Recover Foundation, Inc.) and suicide prevention (Crisis Text Line).
CAN Recover provides peer-to-peer support for those suffering post-concussion syndrome (PCS). I suffered two waves of PCS with my prolonged concussion recoveries. For those of you who know my story, these were grueling years both physically and emotionally.
Crisis Text Line is a free, 24/7 support resource for those in crisis (text 741741). The solution they have put together is like nothing I have seen before. CAN Recover will be leveraging Crisis Text Line for those with PCS who may have reached the point of contemplating suicide.
These two causes are extraordinarily important to me personally. Over the past few years, I have read stories and talked to families who have lost their children due to PCS and other concussion related deaths. In addition, I recently lost a family member to suicide. I will be running in their honor.
All donations made through Crowdrise will go toward CAN Recover and I will match $0.25 on the dollar to write a personal check for Crisis Text Line (up to $250).
Thank you all for the support,