Monday, July 4, 2016

Much to celebrate with gift of music at Strike Out Stroke

By Monica Vest Wheeler
Retreat & Refresh Stroke Camp Staff Volunteer

Despite what the headlines tell us, there is much to celebrate in America this 4th of July week. That was emphasized this past weekend at our annual Strike Out Stroke event at the Peoria Chiefs, sponsored by OSF HealthCare and Illinois Neurological Institute.

This year our Dream Team featured individuals who survived their stroke at an early age, and that's why they're wearing our new T-shirt, "Strokes aren't just for seniors." We're seeing more and more young survivors at our Stroke Camps across the country.

We were fortunate to feature the Chime Strokers, a tone chimes choir made up of stroke survivors and caregivers here in the Peoria area. They performed while survivor Randy Randall sang "God Bless America" and caregiver Monica Mugavero sang the National Anthem.

Enjoy their performances as the soundtrack for images from the evening.


1 comment:

Laura T. Barnett said...

Randy, you sound great! Keep up the good work!