2017 Pikes Peak Challenge Summit Hiker: Cheryl Davis

By Cheryl Davis

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I’m participating in the Pikes Peak Challenge Summit Hike in honor of friends and family who have been affected by traumatic brain injuries. 

 

My young friend, Lonnie Tyner, took his own  life this year after living with mood disorders from multiple TBIs in an auto accident and bull riding.  He is featured above. 

My cousin, Patrick Smith, suffers from permanent disability after undergoing surgery for epileptic seizures.   He is pictured above following a months-long stay in ICU.

My friend,  Seth Soutiea-Burch, a US Marine, suffered a TBI in Afghanistan and suffers from permanent disability.  He is pictured above receiving the Purple Heart for his injuries. 

My dear friend, Sara Nadler, was affected by a stroke at the age of 47 and suffers balance issues.  She is pictured above after completing the RUN F.A.S.T. for Stroke 5k as a survivor. 

My young friend, Austin Beckner, was 11 years old when a bucking bull crushed his skull, leaving him in a coma for 18 days and hospitalized for 50.  He lives now with severe left-sided nerve damage, memory loss, and severe depression.  He is pictured above at the age of 18. 

My nephew, Eric Mantei, suffered a TBI in an auto accident 10 years ago and suffers from lingering effects of concussion. 

My son, Jinx Davis, has sustained multiple concussions in football and bull riding and suffers from mood disorder. 

My friend, Gretchen Pope, passed away this year, a week after suffering a massive stroke.

My young friend, Ashley Sutton, lives with the daily effects of TBI from an auto accident.  She recently gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. 

 All of these beautiful lives have been affected in profound ways from brain injuries. 

I’m hiking for THEM! 

Please consider supporting the Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado and the work they do providing resources for those affected.  Thank you for your support, and God bless.

 

 

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