2018 Pikes Peak Challenge Summit Hiker: Cortnie McLane

By Cortnie McLane

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Meet Cortnie. She is a huge outdoors girl and loves hiking, swimming, running, triathlons, and being with family and friends. In July 2017, the unthinkable happened. She was in a horrific bicycle accident and suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI). After eleven days of not recalling anything, Cortnie came to, to an entirely different life. While her recovery has been nothing short of a miracle, she still requires care and therapies and has a long journey ahead of her.  The picture above is of her and her husband shortly before the accident that day.

Cortnie and her husband, Todd, along with friends have enjoyed climbing 14ers in the past.  Actually, they were going to climb a 14er on the very day this accident happened.  They decided to get in the miles on their bikes training for a 78-mile event instead of climbing a mountain.  It was some friends from that group that came to the hospital to help her husband and give support that very day.  Although Cortnie has climbed 14ers in the past, it will be different now with a TBI, so training and preparation are in full-force.  Cortnie and Todd are participating in the Pikes Peak Challenge to raise awareness for brain injury survivors like Cortnie and to raise critical funding for the Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado (BIAC). BIAC is dedicated to serving individuals affected by all forms of injuries to the brain. BIAC’s mission is to improve the quality of life for survivors by connecting them with resources to help navigate the path of rehabilitation. Brain injuries are so prevalent and so devastating to not only the individual who had the injury, but also their families. 
Cortnie is reaching out to family and friends to share her exciting commitment to participate in the 2018 Pikes Peak Challenge. This fun-filled and exciting event raises awareness for the brain injury community, while at the same time empowers both supporters and survivors as we hike, walk or roll side-by-side.

Last year $275,000 was raised to support the Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado! This year we hope to surpass that number and raise $300,000. Can you help us reach our goal?

Cortnie and Todd are excited to share their commitment to participate in the 2018 Pikes Peak Challenge Barr Camp Hike. When they finish, they each will have hiked the 14 miles to the 10,200 foot elevation of Barr Camp at Pikes Peak and back down.  

Even more impressive than this challenge, is the courage and strength it takes for a survivor to overcome day to day struggles that come with a life of living with an injury to the brain.

Please donate now and together we can make a huge impact for brain injury survivors like Cortnie and the entire brain injury community.

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