We at National Stroke Association and the thousands of people we interact with every year offer our sincere thanks.
Last year my father had a stroke. He's one of the lucky ones. While his day to day life has been impacted greatly, he is still here with us.
Growing up I played on a travel soccer team, I was never very good & my father came out as a coach each year. Now, I'm convinced he did this because with my lousy skills I never would have made the team without his commitment to be a coach.
We used to have training mile long runs we were supposed to do on our own time. I always cheated. I would run half way around the block, sit on a curb for a bit, and then sprint a few blocks home and pretend that I just ran a mile.
So why run 26 miles 385 yards in one day now? You could call it interest on all those mile long runs I short changed my father growing up.
Or you could say that I'm doing this because in the year following my fathers stroke, he has shown me incredible strength, courage, and self belief. This is my way of saying "Dad, I am so proud of you, and you are an increadible inspiration."
So please, donate whatever you can in honor of not only my father, but whomever in your life has been impacted by a stroke.
You can also make a donation via check. Just send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll give you instructions on doing so!
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Sun, Nov 04, 2012
I just read your thoughts about you and
your dad,the marathon and running, your
earlier non attempts (?)at running, all
of it. I'm so touched and proud that
we're related. You are special and what's
left to say is. "Go Richmond",
Love ya LOTS, Ye Olde Granny
Sun, Oct 28, 2012
You rock brother!!! Can't wait to cheer you on next weekend!
Fri, Oct 05, 2012
i I will be sending A check soon. Am having a great time with your folks. YOUR DAD and I went for a walk which felt like ten miles. OLiver went with us. Oliver slept with me part of last night. Now I have to work on the cats. Hope tto see you soon. Love grandma JanwrkDNow lie
Wed, Jun 13, 2012
Dylan, we all think it's wonderful that you're running this race on behalf of your dad and all the others who have suffered strokes. We will be cheering you on...Travis is also running in the NY Marathon....
Stephanie (your cousin)
Mon, Jun 11, 2012
Awesome!!!!! It's nice to read about the legacy of strength and determination your dad is passing down to you.
Tue, May 22, 2012
best of luck in reaching your goal. this is a great tribute to your dad! btw: i coached little league for several years to make sure my son played!
Sat, May 12, 2012
What an great way to honor your Dad's on-going recovery and highlight such an important cause. Best of luck in training and I hope to make it up to New York to cheer you on in November! Looking forward to following your blog.
Your Dad's dedication to our soccer team growing up was, and still is, inspiring. Best wishes to him for a full recovery.
Sat, May 12, 2012
I'm your dad's cousin. Your Grandma Jan is my dad's sister.
We've never met, but I've certainly heard a lot about you and seen many pictures of you over the years.
I have many fond memories of getting together with your dad, Sohrab, Cathy & Mary Am when we were all growing up in South Dakota and Minnesota.
It's great to see you are running this marathon for your dad. I know he is very proud of you!
I hope you can join us at the Armajani/Padmore family reunion in the Black Hills next summer.
Thu, May 10, 2012
Sending good wishes to you all!
Fri, Apr 27, 2012
This year has been such a long haul and your marathon run for the national stroke association and in honor of dad, gives us a new infusion of love and support- not only for us, but for all whose lives are turned upside down by strokes. This has been difficult for our whole family, including you- what a positive way to channel energy! We're cheering you on and will come to NYC for the marathon. love you! mom
Fri, Apr 27, 2012
complimenti, correre fa pensare e se abbiamo dei pensieri di tristezza questi si allontanano un po'. ogni tanto corro anche io, faccio pochi minuti, poi cammino e poi corro nuovamente, poi cammino e cammino, grazie
Peter & Annabella
Thu, Apr 26, 2012
This is very thoughtful of you. We're often thinking of your Dad and hoping for a full recovery.
Love, Peter & Annabella
Thu, Apr 26, 2012
Dylan, this is such a wonderful and
caring thing you are doing. it honors your dad, who has been through so much.If
you have it, it is easy just to write a
check. What you are doing demands so much
more. You are indeed special and I am so
impressed by who you have become as an
adult. Of course I will contribute but for me it has to be the easy way, by
check. Just send me the information Papa
asked for, and a check will be on it's
way.You are terrific! Granny
Thu, Apr 26, 2012
dyan, nice thing you're doing. i'll send a check. let me know who to make it out to and your address.love, papa
National Stroke Association’s mission is to reduce the incidence and impact of stroke by developing compelling education and programs focused on prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and support for all impacted by stroke. Thank you for joining us to try and stop this devastating disease.