2016 Pikes Peak Challenge Summit Hiker: Donna Coto

By Donna Coto

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I’m participating in the Pikes Peak Challenge Summit Hike in honor of my high-school friend’s birthday. Kumi was hit by a drunk driver on 2/13/87 and suffered a traumatic brain injury, she was 18 years old. Her birthday is in September and this will be TEAM KUMI’s 8th time hiking to celebrate my dear friend and my inspiration. Also supporting 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 500,000 adults who have sustained a TBI and are living with a disability in Colorado and that almost 5,000 individuals are hospitalized each year?

The Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado is the go-to resource for help and services for survivors of an injury to the brain, their families, and providers.

BIAC is the organization that survivors and families can turn to, with trusted staff who will listen, understand their situation, and provide them with solutions to help navigate their path to recovery.

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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