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Why I Do What I Do


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Article written by Ryan Juel, a third-year participant who raises funds for Gillette Children's Speciality Healthcare.

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My brother David was in a nasty car crash in April of 2008. After swerving to avoid a deer, he hit a tree, whacked his head on the steering wheel and suffered traumatic brain injury.

 

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After 4 weeks in a medically induced coma, he had to re-learn everything. He had to learn to walk, talk, eat, get dressed, everything. Things we take for granted, like opening a jug of milk or holding a hand of cards were difficult if not impossible for him after his injury.

 

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He also spent two or three months at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare at he recovered. It was tough, but he persevered. David managed to graduate high school with a 4.0 GPA. I owe a significant debt to Hennepin County Medical Center and Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare. They literally saved his life. And this is why I do what I do.

 

This year I raised $1100 from my Extra Life stream. 7 3/4 hours of Dance Dance Revolution. It's a great workout, can you tell? 

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