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Paul Galante Fund

Paul Galante and his 10-year-old son, Andrew.

Paul Galante and his 10-year-old son, Andrew.

Team Fundraising Goal: $3,000.00

Total Number of Gifts: 33
Total Value of Gifts: $1,650.00

Recent Donors

Kathleen Ronayne

Sarah DiGiulio

Anonymous

Marsha Irmer

JQ

Christine Lynch

Ryan Sullivan and Melanie Hicken

Mrs. Claire Chontofalsky

Saralynn Irmer

Karen ODonnell

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Thanks to all donors for their generosity! 

We at National Stroke Association and the thousands of people we interact with every year offer our sincere thanks.

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Paul's story

In 2010, my then 50-year-old father, Paul, had a massive stroke that left him paralyzed and severely impaired his speech.

He went from walking, talking, and working full time, to being wheel chair bound and needing the assistance of someone full-time (insurance doesn't cover a nurse, so my Saint of a mother stepped in). He spent six months in a hospital rehabilitation center and away from our home.

Two years have passed, and while my dad has added some new words to his vocabulary he'll never fully recover. My dad and my family have been trying to cope with the aftermaths of the stroke while helping my father adjust to his new situation.

He's still a loving father and husband. For those who are around him, know his favorite phrase is "Thank you, thank you very, very much."

So, this year I run for him, for my family, and for all the other families who have had their lives turned upside down by a stroke.

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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.


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