On 11/18/19 while visiting my sister in Chicago, my mother suffered an aneurysm. At the time my sister found her we were not sure if she would recover.
She was placed in the ICU at The Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, IL where she spent 4 weeks with an exceptional group of doctors and nurses and thanks to their tremendous care was well enough to fly back to Denmark on 12/21/19 on a medical flight.
After returning to Denmark she was in the hospital for additional treatment and evaluation for several weeks. She has since moved to a PT facility and is now feeding and drinking on her own, relearning her speech and regaining memory and working with PT experts to help with her mobility.
Each day she seems to be making progress and we are hopeful that she will make a full recovery based on the strides she has made to date.
I am honored to be selected to run the Chicago Marathon on 10/11/20 as part of the Brain Injury Recovery Foundation team knowing that my fund raising efforts will and can help people like my mother continue to heal and recover.
It can happen to anyone. Over 2.8 million (1 in 5) Americans suffer catastrophic events such as traumatic brain injuries, strokes, aneurysms, MS, and spinal cord injuries each year which can cost them anywhere from $85,000.00 up to $3,000,000.00 in a lifetime.Recovery is possible with adequate rehabilitation.
Thank you in advance for reading my story.