2022 Pikes Peak Challenge Summit Hiker: Michael Ferguson

By Michael Ferguson

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Dear Family and Friends,

On 31 Dec 2009, I lost my dear friend Michael to a form of encephalitis when he was just 25 years old. I have been close to Michael and his family ever since he was a 6 month old baby. Even though Michael did not survive, his family was able to benefit through help from BIAC and I came to realize just how important it is to have support when suffering a debilitating brain injury or illness. Though my participation in the Pikes Peak Challenge I have had the opportunity to meet brain injury/illness survivors and hear their stories.

Survivors of a brain injury must fight through unimaginable mental and physical challenges. There isn’t a cure for brain injuries; they don’t grow back like hair or fade like scars. While no two brain injuries are the same, they do have a few things in common. They are always present and dealing with the effects is a lifelong, day-in-day-out process. They require brain injury survivors to navigate in a brand-new world as they fight to establish a new normal.

Funding is critical for BIAC to continue supporting survivors in our state, which is why I am reaching out to family and friends to share my exciting commitment to participate in the 2022 Pikes Peak Challenge Summit Hike. The Pikes Peak Challenge will test my mental and physical boundaries as I raise money and awareness for those who have suffered an injury to the brain. When I finish, I will have hiked 13 miles and 7,400 vertical feet to the 14,115 ft Pikes Peak Summit.

I’m raising money on behalf of the the Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado’s ongoing mission to improve the lives of those affected by an injury to the brain. For over 36 years, this organization has dedicated itself to the brain injury community and now I’m lending my support to their cause, and I hope you’ll join me. The Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado (BIAC) is the go-to resource for help and services for survivors of an injury to the brain, their families, and providers.

To reach my goal, I need your help. Please consider donating to help me reach my fundraising goal of $1000. Check out my donation page to make a contribution or to learn more about BIAC.

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