The adversity we face in life is not what defines us, but it is how we face that adversity and overcome it that defines us.
Two years ago, Phil Anderson faced one of the most difficult situations a person can face in life. Phil had a stroke. What makes Phil’s story so unique? Phil has been a long distance runner for over 20 years. How can a person in such great shape fall victim to a stroke? The truth is, we are all potentially at risk.
Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Over 140,000 people die each year from stroke in the United States. Each year, about 800,000 people suffer a stroke, about 600,000 of these are first attacks. Stroke is one of the leading causes of serious, long-term disability such as loss of motor skills or even Aphasia, which was the result of Phil’s Stroke.
Phil has joined two of the passions in his life. Running, and spreading stroke awareness. Annually Phil hosts Phil’s Survivor Run. A race to raise funds for stroke awareness.
Join Wherl Productions as we chronicle Phil’s recovery, and his quest to continue running towards his goal of raising stroke awareness. He may save your life!
For more information on Phil’s Survivor Run, and to donate to his cause visit www.survivorrun.com
For more information on stroke and stroke awareness visit www.stroke.org