I am a survivor

Life threatening car wreck,
Flight for life to doaccident-1024x759wntown Chicago
Expected not to live for another sunrise
To the edge of life and back
In a coma for a month
Traumatic Brain Injury, VP shunt
Entire left side never expected to recover
Awaken to someone I did not know or like,
weighing only 120lbs with a severed ear and crossed eyes
Yet an unstoppable family and friends who would not let me do anything but SURVIVE
Confined to a wheelchair,
Surgery after Surgery
Years of Rehab, 2 Canes,
Training 130-150 lbs
Dark, Dark, Dark times

runningruss-495x1024Never stopping but striving to overcome all challenges set before me
1 Cane, NO Cane,
Years in the gym 150-170 lbs
I’m a SURVIVOR
Never giving up on what I knew I could do despite what doctors expected
I decide what I can do, who I am,
I’m a SURVIVOR
I DECIDE
Never to walk again unaided? Wheelchair?
I run 5k, 8k, 10k, 12k,
10mile, 13.1mile, 26.2mile I run anything
10 years post-accident I climbed EVERY 14er on Colorado’s Front Range
I’m a SURVIVOR
Certified Personal Trainer,
Corrective Exercise Specialist,
Performance Enhancement Specialist
170-180 lbs STRONG
I’m a SURVIVOR

A wife, own a home, 2 beautiful daughters, & a son!
Who am I?!

Im a SURVIVOR

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