BENEFITING: Colorado Neurological Institute
On June 4, 2017, I'll be cycling in the 30th running of Subaru Elephant Rock Cycling Festival. I always want to make my experience mean more than my miles and I have a great opportunity to do so now.
Wonder Woman Dani suffered a spontaneous vertebral artery dissection on May 22nd and this caused her to have a stroke in her cerebellum. She was airlifted from Moab to SLC and admitted to the University of Utah's stroke ICU, where she received incredible care. While she struggles gaining back her physical coordination, but thankfully she is still herself. For example, when her mom suggested Dani start exploring the reasons why she has been saved, she responded in true Dani style, with a smirk,..."To party".
Dani has a long road of recovery ahead of her, but she is entering it full of spirit and determination. We would all be so lucky to have her drive to be the best she can be each and every day, no matter what the circumstance.
Please consider donating to the Colorado Neurological Institute (http://www.thecni.org/) in honor of Dani and others in her shoes. Let's show up and support the research into the crucial therapeutive care that will get Dani and others like her back to a great quality of life. Let's show up to support the research into medications that support rapid care delivery following a stroke to prevent some of the damage that can occur.
Also please consider donating to Dani's GoFundMe page to support her financially through the next several months. As she is now unable to work, she can use some additional help to relieve her and her family from the financial burden associated with this unexpected and totally freak-of-nature health accident. Funds will go towards her regular life bills and now, incurred health costs. If you are in a position to pick where the money should go, I'd have to say pick this one as it will directly impact her life, but any donations to research would be cool too as she has undoubtably gained better care from previous donors to the work. Thank you!