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As many of you know, I suffered a stroke on August 10, 2019. The stroke affected my left-side strength, balance, and coordination as well as my speech and voice. It's been a rough road to say the least but I'm happy to report that life is getting back to normal. I could not possibly have experienced such a rapid recovery without a great deal of help, guidance, and encouragement from the amazing team of doctors and therapists at Shirley Ryan (and the support from my family and dear friends).
It's in honor of them (and of you) and of all the other inspirational patients I met along the way that 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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