Here’s the latest update on young stroke survivor Jamie Coyle. According to the latest website post, Jamie had a good weekend and has made some great progress already. She is scheduled to begin rehabilitation at Spaulding Rehab in Boston this week. Follow this new link http://www.fightfor7.com/ to read about Jamie and see how you can help “Fight for Seven”.
While I was reading through the Valley Breeze newspaper earlier today, the story of 13 year old Jamie Coyle jumped out at me. I learned from the article Jamie is one of the top young female hockey players in Rhode Island and just like Tedy Bruschi and myself, she apparently suffered a stroke from a PFO while playing in a hockey tournament this past weekend. Don’t ask me why, but even before I turned the page from the headline “Young skater Coyle suffers stroke during tournament” my gut told me it was related to her heart. Please read her story here and help if you can. She is currently battling to recover in a Massachusetts hospital and her coaches are planning a fund raiser to help in her recovery.
For additional updates regarding Jamie, and any upcoming events planned, please visit www.RIGirlsHockey.com. A message center has been established so Jamie can stay in touch with her friends and family as she recovers. Please contact the coaches through this website if you would like to assist in any way.
Jaime’s story in the Valley Breeze can be viewed here:
The Valley Breeze article was written by Paul Dubois-Sports Editor
One final thank you and update to everyone who sponsored me this past Sunday for the Falmouth Road Race:
I had a finishing time of 1:02:56 and placed 2,671 out of 10,000+ runners. I improved my time over last year by 7 minutes! This strong finish, along with the encouragement of other Tedy’s Team teammates has inspired me to place my name in for consideration to run with Tedy’s Team in the 2009 Boston Marathon. If selected to run (and cleared by my MD’s) it is my goal to be able to hopefully step up both the media coverage and donations to help further spread the word and raise stroke awareness. Most importantly, I wanted you to know I could not have run and qualified without ALL of your financial support!
So, thank you once again for your continued help in raising stroke awareness through your donation to Tedy’s Team and the American Stroke Association.
p.s.You can make a donation any time to Tedy’s Team -Learn more at: http://www.my-nutrition-coach.com/Tedys-Team.html or call me at 401-632-0868