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Saturday, September 15, 2018
The Walkway Over the Hudson
HIGHLAND SIDE
87 Haviland Ave
Highland, NY 12528

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Event Schedule:
Registration: 8 a.m.
5K Run: 9 a.m.
Family Fun Walk: 10 a.m.


Light refreshments provided

Entertainment by iHeartMedia

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    Honoree Joseph Battistoni
    In 2015, Joey was an ambitious 21-year-old attending Dutchess Community College, pursuing a business degree.  On March 30, 2015, he suffered a massive hemorrhagic stroke and his life changed forever.  Air-lifted to Westchester Medical Center, Joey spent 28 days in the Neuro ICU and underwent multiple surgeries. From there, Joey spent five months at Helen Hays Hospital in West Haverstraw, where he regained a significant amount of function. Initially unable to walk, speak or understand, Joey gradually regained these abilities. After discharge from Helen Hayes, Joey continued intensive physical, speech and occupational therapies as an outpatient, allowing him to continue to regain strength and independence.
    Through the support of the Brain Injury Association of New York State, Joey has been able to navigate the complex rules, regulations, and laws associated with services for traumatic brain injury patients in the state, which has allowed him to re-establish his independence - something that Joey continues to work hard on every day.
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    Honoree James Shearer
    (Jimmy aka Jimbo) 

    When Jimmy was 19, he was studying to become an electrical engineer and working fulltime as a sheet rocker. An A+ student and passionate drummer, Jimmy was driving home from his last exam for the semester when he was hit head-on by another car. Jimmy was in a coma for 98 days and it was said that he most likely would never hear, nor speak again. After two year of turmoil, Barry Dain came into Jimmy’s life and from that second on, Jimmy, a crazy redhead who always made his presence known, began to progress. Through Barry’s program, Jimmy not only worked on cognitive and physical development, but also social and behavioral skills.
    Today, Jimmy can hear a pin drop in the next room and is constantly making everyone laugh with his wit, as well as melting hearts with his laughter. Jimmy is also able to walk on the treadmill. He is an inspiration to everyone that he meets and not once has he asked, “why me?” and he never, ever says that he can’t, nor that he is too tired. Jimmy’s love and drive is amazing.
     
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