On June 7th, 2020, I will be riding 75km to honour my Grandma Lynn, and all grandmothers, mothers, aunts, and daughters whose lives are affected by stroke.
Sometimes it takes losing a loved one to realize how strong, resilient, and incredible they are. Grandma Lynn had conquered 17 years of life after her stroke incident. My experiences with Grandma Lynn were distinctly memorable. Though she wore a leg brace and spoke slowly, she exuded love towards her husband and all of her family. Her light-hearted smile would light up a room, but it was truly her fortitude that continues to inspire me today. I am so grateful Grandma Lynn was able to receive the medical care and rehabilitative support that she needed after her stroke in 1989. Without it, I wouldn’t have the memories and inspiration that I do.
In the past 20 years, there have been incredible improvements in stroke awareness, care, treatment, and research. But women are not benefitting equally from this progress. Please join me in raising funds to continue to increase stroke survival rates and quality of life for those particular women and families who are impacted.
To learn more about how the Heart and Stroke Foundation is closing the research gap between men and women, visit:
The Heart and Stroke Foundation is helping to close this research gap, and supporting the strong relationships that are key during the recovery process.
Manulife will triple all gifts donated in the month of May, so your gift will go three times as far! Thank you for your support!