LET'S DO THIS FOR DAD!
Hi. As many of you know, the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab is a very special place. This past summer my family and I got to see up close what a truly remarkable facility it is. On May 31st my dad had a freak accident that left him paralyzed. After spending a week in the hospital recovering from cervical fusion surgery, he was transferred to the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab where he spent the next 10 weeks in intensive therapy. Everyone from the support staff, dr’s, nurses and therapists were so supportive of my Dad and our family. Cool things are happening everyday there. While my Dad has not gained a whole lot of movement, he has made huge strides and is moving in the right direction and is continuing his therapy as an outpatient. When I saw the registration for Skyrise Chicago to raise money for Shirley Ryan Ability Lab, I did not hesitate to sign up. It is an opportunity for me to give something back to the lab. So on November 4th, I will be climbing up the stairs all the way to the top of the Willis Tower raising money for the Ability Lab. The following is a more detailed description of Skyrise Chicago. Any donation to my fund raising effort would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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 AbilityLab provides world-class rehabilitation care to thousands of patients for traumatic brain and spinal cord injury, stroke and cancer recovery, and more. The funds raised through SkyRise Chicago will directly support advances in patient care and cutting-edge research.
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.
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