2019 Pikes Peak Challenge Manitou Walker: Krista Russell

By Krista Russell

  • $285.00

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I have been wanting to participate in the Pikes Peak Challenge the last few years, and am finally joining it this year! Through my full time job working with people with brain injuries, I’ve been able to see first hand how this injury can have such an impact on a person, and their family. Its also been one of the most rewarding parts of my life to watch many of these people progress and continue on in their lives; even if it looks a little different than before. Knowing how fragile life is, and brain injury is actually more common than we often think, I wanted to participate this year and help raise funds to continue to provide awareness, resources, and ongoing support. My goal is $200. I appreciate any support you can give!

These are the faces of brain injury. These are the faces of those who fight through unimaginable mental and physical challenges. Imagine waking up in a different land, with people who speak a different language, and live a different life. Imagine the fear of learning to navigate through that unknown. That’s what many of these brave individuals take on every day. While no two brain injuries are the same, they do have a few things in common. They don’t fade or mend, they are always present, requiring brain injury survivors to navigate in a brand-new world as they fight to establish a new norm.

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. Through guidance, resources, support, and education, BIAC seeks to engage with Coloradans in as they 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.

Funding is critical for us to continue to support survivors in our state which is why I am reaching out to my family and friends to share my exciting commitment to participate in the 2019 Pikes Peak Challenge Manitou Springs Walk. 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. This event also inspires us to challenge our limits, our beliefs of what is possible, and to share stories of strength and hope.

Last year $225,000 was raised to support the Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado! This year we hope to surpass that number. Can you help us reach our goal?

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

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