2015 Pikes Peak Challenge Summit Hiker: Russell Shadron

By Russell Shadron

  • $1,125.00

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All pledges will be collected automatically until September 12, 2015.

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This link will connect you to my website and at the bottom of that page will be a video that will take you through my story.



I am a survivor

July 2001

Life threatening car wreck,
Flight for life to downtown Chicago
Expected not to live for another sunrise
To the edge of life and back
In a coma for a month
Traumatic Brain Injury, VP shunt
Entire left side never expected to recover
Awaken to someone I did not know or like, weighing only 120lbs down from 180lbs
Severed ear and crossed eyes
Unstoppable family and friends who would not let me do anything but SURVIVE
Confined to a wheelchair,
Surgery after Surgery after Surgery
Years of Rehab, 2 Canes,

Dark, Dark, Dark times

               Never stopping but always striving to over come all challenges set before me
1 Cane, NO Cane,
Years in the gym, 120 back 180 lbs
Never giving up on what I knew I could do despite what doctors expected
I decide what I can do, who I am,
Never to walk again unaided? Wheelchair?
Now I run 5k, 8k, 10k, 12k,
10mile, 13.1mile, 14.5mile, 26.2mile races
By 10 years post-accident I had climbed EVERY 14er on Colorado’s Front Range
Certified Personal Trainer,
Corrective Exercise Specialist,
Performance Enhancement Specialist, 
Business owner

A wife, own a home, 2 beautiful daughters, & a son!
Who am I?!

I Am A Survivor







I’m participating in the Pikes Peak Challenge Summit Hike to support the Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado (BIAC). When I finish, I will have hiked 13 miles and 7,400 vertical feet to the 14,110 foot summit of Pikes Peak to join other hikers and supporters in celebration of brain injury awareness.

Although this is quite an undertaking considering the altitude, possible weather conditions and other athletic requirements I might encounter, it pales in comparison to what survivors of a Brain Injury face every day. Did you know that there are over 200,000 individuals living with the effects of a brain injury in Colorado and that 5,000 new cases are reported every year?

The Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado is dedicated to serving individuals affected by all forms of injuries to the brain such as stroke, TBI, tumor, anoxia and infection.

Our mission is to improve the quality of life for survivors by connecting them with resources to help navigate the path of rehabilitation.

Thank you so much for your support! Without you, BIAC cannot offer the much needed services to the brain injury community in Colorado.

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