In about an hour I’ll be speaking to over 1000 middle school students in N. Attleboro,MA about stroke awareness. This has been a long week, trying to fit in marathon training, family, work and fundraising, but I’m pumped to do this talk.
The teachers asked me to send over a quick intro the students could read. Here it is and I’ll tell you why it has me moved later:
About Stroke Survivor David Dansereau
Just over 2 years ago, at 39, David Dansereau, a father of three young children suffered a stroke without any known risk factors. During David’s recovery he learned that there is much more that needs to be done to help raise awareness of what a stroke is, how to recognize the stroke symptoms, and the importance of early intervention in minimizing stroke risks. David’s mission is to gain national awareness for the importance of early stroke detection, especially for the young faces of stroke, where parents, teachers, coaches and trainers need to know the warning signs and respond rapidly.
As part of his efforts to raise awareness, David has teamed up with Tedy’s Team and the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association and is in training to run the Boston Marathon.
With only 23 days left to train he needs your help.
David Dansereau’s Mission :
The AHA/ASA* should have a coaches/parents training video available nationwide so adults in contact with young student athletes know ALL the stroke warning signs. This video could easily be linked to every sports program in the state/nation as part of that programs sports website/coaches sign up/parent registration section.
Anyone with talent, time and the desire….Please help me do this.
Your thoughts… please post your comments or call me directly.
*American Heart Association/American Stroke Association
ps….I hope it helps Ryan and you know why I called upon you.