I am running this race and participating in this fundraiser in honor of my younger brother, Tanner. In March of 2012, Tanner was involved in a major car accident on I-35 during which he sustained a traumatic brain injury. He spent the subsequent 6 months in a coma in a few different hospitals before being able to return home and begin the long and arduous process of rehabilitating from this incident. Now, approaching 5 years later, Tanner is still doing different types of therapy on a daily basis in the attempt of reestablishing some sense of independence in his life. Having graduated from high school this last spring, Tanner is now able to focus more on his therapy and we are optimistic about what his future holds for him.
Hope4minds is a charity in Austin, Texas which provides grant money to children who are recovering from traumatic brain injuries. Any help you can provide them with would be much appreciated by me and my family.