In November of 2019, at just 26 years old, Jesse suffered from a stroke that left him with very little movement on the right side of his body. After many weeks of tests and procedures, they were unable to determine the cause of the stroke. Instead of dwelling on the unknown, he decided to shift his focus to his recovery. He spent the next 5 months in and out of the hospital dealing with the unpleasant side effects caused by the stroke, however despite all of the setbacks, he never lost focus. He is now 10 months post stroke and has worked everyday to return to his pre-stroke self. Although his recovery journey is far from over, he is running, exercising, and fishing again and has decided he wants to use his experience to raise awareness for stroke prevention and recovery.
He will be running a half marathon on October 17th in an effort to raise money for the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Society. Please help him by contributing to a cause that helps the 17 million people effected every year. Stroke is the No. 2 cause of death worldwide and No. 1 leading cause of disability. The American Stroke Association teams with millions of volunteers to prevent, treat and beat stroke by funding innovative research, fighting for stronger public health policies, and providing lifesaving tools and information. For more information on the American Stroke Assocation, please visit https://www.stroke.org/en/about-the-american-stroke-association