Black ice takes car crash survivors leg but not her drive to walk again

three year old Brenda Mascoll was standing behind her vehicle when a driver slid on black ice colliding into her at over 120 kmhr She lost her right leg and thought she would never stand again Four years later she has new hope as she walks 5km in support of the hospital that rebuilt her life

Using a custommade prosthetic leg Brenda will walk in the Achilles Canada 5K RunWalk to raise money for St Johns Rehab Hospital and support fellow survivors that continue to beat the odds



WHAT Photointerview opportunities with inspirational patients participating in the Achilles Canada St Patricks Day 5K RunWalk


WHO Brenda Mascoll patient and survivor of traumatic car accident with fellow St Johns Rehab Hospital patients staff and supporters


WHEN Sunday March 14 2010
Team warmup at 945 am Race starts at 1015 am

Media Arrival 945 am Interviews available prior to race 94510 am at finish line and upon request Photos welcome any time


WHERE Steamwhistle Brewery 255 Bremner Boulevard Toronto


TO DONATE Visit wwwstjohnsrehabcom5k or call 4162246945

Brenda began rebuilding her life at St Johns Rehab Hospital in December 2005 one month after her traumatic accident She underwent specialized custom rehabilitation and learned to walk with her prosthetic leg

Everyone at St Johns Rehab Hospital from the clinicians to the Sisters and fellow patients helped me get my life back says Brenda Im walking to make sure other survivors can benefit from their care just as much as I have

Brenda is inspired by friend and fellow St Johns Rehab patient and team member Master Corporal Jody Mitic of the Canadian Forces MCpl Mitic lost both his legs to a landmine while serving in Afghanistan and ran this course each of the past two years Over the previous two years the St Johns Rehab Team has raised over 100000 for the hospital The goal this year is to raise 80000 to purchase specialized rehab equipment and to support the hospitals staff in providing leading patient care




Date : 09 Mar, 2010
Reference : www.stjohnsrehab.com

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