Klimbing for Keenan
I am climbing Skyrise Chicago (Willis Tower)this November 2018 in honor of my energetic and lovable former WA colleague and friend, Phyllis Blough Keenan. She has been in the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab for weeks receiving help for Guillain-Barre syndrome, a rare neurological disorder. Phyll has always helped to promote health and physical fitness, often running in races including marathons. She hopes to go home soon, but will continue at RIC on an outpatient basis.
I am participating in SkyRise Chicago, tackling the planet’s highest indoor tower climb of the Willis Tower to raise funds for the nation's best rehabilitation hospital – the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, formerly known as the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC)!
The Shirley Ryan Ability Lab is #1 in the nation, providing exceptional care and support for traumatic brain and spinal cord injury, stroke and cancer recovery and more developing techniques for rehab throughout the country. They have helped Phyll make a significant difference in this challenging illness. So Gary and I plan to climb Willis Tower and help raise money for their continued research and to help Phyll.
SkyRise Chicago is truly a special event. It’s the only tower climb in the world to offer two modes of participation - by foot up the Willis Tower stairs and by hand-cycling the equivalent distance. These options give anyone, no matter their level of ability, the opportunity to participate.
Help me as I challenge myself physically and mentally to complete the climb and support of the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, a non-profit hospital. Your donation will help the research hospital continue to provide patients with world-class care for the brightest possible future.
Tower up! Hugs to Phyllis!
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