I'm running a Half Marathon (13.1 miles) on July 4th, dedicated to Joe Danger. This is part of my personal contribution to the greater fundraising effort for Joe. I'm asking you to support me and support Joe - or even better, join us at the finish line!
Joe fell ill and was taken to the ER on March 6th and subsequently admitted into ICU where he slipped into a deep coma for over 5 weeks. The cause of Joe's illness and coma was a mystery and required massive amounts of medications and steroids to reverse inflammation to his brain, which was causing severe brain damage. While the cause of illness still largely remains a mystery, doctors came to a consensus that Joe's immune system had overreacted, turned against his own body and began attacking his brain. The combination of medications and the severity of brain damage made Joe’s prognosis and recovery “grim” and unpredictable.
The hard work is paying off. At the time of this writing (5/13), Joe is on his 70th day of hospitalization, making a steady, but very slow recovery. Although Joe has no use of his legs, his arm movements are limited, he's weak overall and has a mountain of challenges still ahead – both physical and financial – I’m happy and proud to say JOE IS BACK! I see Joe’s smile, personality, sense of humor, passion, tenacity, love and spirit. I see Joe.
If you’d like to register for this Half Marathon run/walk, or start your own fundraising campaign for Joe, please reach out to me for help getting started. The more people on Team Danger, the better! GO JOE GO!!!