Hope everyone’s 2015 is off to a good start.
I am staying pretty busy with school, my workouts and working on some foundation stuff.
I am taking three classes accelerated classes this semester and just finished my first seven week class about a week ago. I ended up getting a low A, which I was pretty happy with, since the class was Health Care Law and reading about laws and tons of court cases is not the easiest reading to understand. I am thinking and hoping that should be one of the tougher classes, but only time will tell.
I do have some good news!
I am FINALLY getting down to figuring out a date to FINALLY go to Louisville, Kentucky. It has been almost a year since I first visited the Frazier Rehab Institute and still shocked it has taken this long for things to come together. We are not quite there yet but discussing dates is definitely progress. It is looking like mid to late May or June, but we still have to firm up the date and figure out where I will stay during my visit.
You also may have heard but it has been decided that the 6th Annual Hope To Walk Golf Event will be on Monday, May 4th! It is hard to believe that this is the sixth one and I never imagined we would still be going strong with this event. I definitely do not take this event for granted and know how lucky I am to have such an amazing event with amazing support. I hope we can make this one the best one yet.
I am also looking into making some changes with The Walk On Foundation. I have been thinking about changing the focus of its mission, which has lead me to doing some research into what it would take to open up my own neurological recovery workout facility in Raleigh. A project like this is definitely more a labor of love then a money maker but I think it would do well since there is nothing like it in Raleigh and having Race To Walk is one of the reasons I have continued to live in Charlotte. With the continuing growing population and with all the health organizations in and near Raleigh, I think a facility like this is a much needed and welcomed addition. It has the potential to help people with all types of neurological issues, not just spinal cord injuries, but also those suffering with MS, stroke, brain injuries, among many others. While I think it would do well in Raleigh, it is going to be quite a challenge to make it happen, beginning with the need for around $200K just to get things up and running. I really like the idea of being involved with something that there is such a need for and that could help so many people dealing with the daily obstacles I face. If you have any idea or suggestions for raising this kind of money please let me know! I hope I can make this happen and continue to use the momentum and support from the Hope To Walk golf events to become an annual event to help support opening a facility like this in the near future.
Please be on the lookout for progress with this and ways you can help as we try to make this a reality.
I look forward to seeing everyone in Raleigh in early May!