We still don't know why it happened. I have no risk factors, pretty healthy (got my aches and pains and stuff:), active in the dragon boat community. My team is Rip City Paddlers but I have also shown up on many other boats paddling or flag catching, especially this year.
The scary part of this is that I was 40 when this happened and the association I am raising money for helps with education, support for stroke survivors and caregivers. I am getting close to my halfway mark ($3500 is my goal, and I would be happy to go past that goal).
We wanted to help get the word out for DragonSports member and Rip City Paddler, Angel Crowe, who has been invited by the National Stroke Association to join their team to run the New York City Marathon. Angel experienced an ischemic stroke almost a year ago... here's her story:
The money raised goes directly to the National Stroke Association (Angel is paying her own entry, flight, and lodging). Click here to donate at her fundraising page.
DragonSports is happy to share your team's events and fundraisers our website. Please email our webmaster for details.
The United States Dragon Boat Federation is offering a Fundamentals of Dragon Boat Coaching Course in November, right here in Portland, led by Connie Flesuras, founder of Dragon Boat Training.
Where: Wasabi Paddling Club, 1515 SE Water Avenue, Portland, Oregon
When: November 18-20, 2016 (Friday 6-9pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 9am-5pm)
Course highlights include:
Click here for more information and to download the registration form.
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