Welcome to My Personal Page
I am so grateful to be back on Tedy's Team after some orthopedic injuries requiring surgeries that prevented me from running the NYC Marathon in 2021 and 2022. I am now looking forward to running the NYC marathon this November in support of Tedy's Team.
Now that I am making my comeback, please help stroke and heart disease survivors make theirs! I am excited to share the tangible ways that your donation will be used.
In 2019, Tedy’s Team created a new community outreach program, called the Comeback Assistance Program (CAP) that gives survivors the means for a comeback. For many survivors, the financial burden outside of what their health insurance covers can be overwhelming to themselves and their families. CAP assists and supports stroke and heart disease survivors and caregivers on their personal comeback journeys by subsidizing items such as extended physical and speech therapies, procedures, medical equipment and other items.
In 2023, Tedy’s Team partnered with the MGH Institute of Health Professions to create the Tedy’s Team Center of Excellence in Stroke Recovery. The mission of the Center is to improve the quality of life for stroke survivors through advances in interprofessional clinical practice and education, clinical research and scholarship and implementation science. The Center will also advance the community’s knowledge of the warning signs of stroke through community outreach and education.
Thank you for supporting my NYC run, and more importantly the stroke and heart disease survivors who benefit from these amazing programs.
The mission of Tedy's Team is to raise awareness for stroke and heart disease while supporting survivors on their journey, giving them a means for a comeback!
Tedy's Team was originally founded in 2005, when Tedy Bruschi, former linebacker for the New England Patriots suffered a stroke shortly after winning his 3rd Super Bowl and just days after returning from his first Pro Bowl. to learn more about who we are, please see our website, www.tedysteam.org.
We are honored to be part of the Official Charity Program of the TCS NYC Marathon for 2023.
New York Road Runners has allowed us to utilize their platform to elevate the awareness of the warning signs of stroke, which are best remembered by using the acronym BE FAST, which stands for:
- Balance Difficulties
- Eyesight Changes
- Face Drooping
- Arm Weakness
- Speech Difficulties - and if you notice any of those warning signs, it's...
- TIME TO CALL 9-1-1.
- Chest pain and discomfort
- Lightheadedness, nausea or vomiting
- Jaw, neck or back pain
- Discomfort or pain in the arm or shoulder
- Shortness of breath
Should you ever have any questions about your donation, please reach out to Elizabeth@TedysTeam.org.
Donations to Tedy's Team are non-refundable and fully tax deductible.
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