The heroes of brain injury are assembling for the BIST 5K Run, Walk and Roll on October 1st!
As we prepare for Race Day, BIST has selected a special superhero squad of amazing heroes of brain injury we will feature on a weekly basis until the big day.
Meet Awesome Anne who is #1 in our Heroes of Brain Injury Series.
Be sure to collect all seven heroes!
How long have you been involved with BIST?
I signed [my son] Chris up about a year ago, and we started coming with BIST to the movies in May.
Why do you participate in the BIST 5K?
Just to support BIST. I’m doing the AIDS Walk too.
What does being a hero of brain injury mean to you?
I think that it’s important for all family members to support someone who has had something happen to them of a traumatic nature. It’s the same way we supported our [other] son when he came home and said he was HIV positive. So many of his friends, their parents kicked them out and didn’t want anything to do with them.
But I also push Christopher to step out into the world and do things on his own. He knows that if he needs help I’m there, but I’m still going to push him to do the things that he would like me to do.
And I’m confident in his ability to even go out with [his son] Jesse and go places.
What are you looking forward to on the day of the 5K?
Just going out and having fun!