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Saturday, September 15, 2018
NYIT Old Westbury Campus
Northern Blvd. at Valentines Ln.
Old Westbury, NY 11568


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


Light refreshments provided

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    Honoree Koby Bernstein
    In 2016, Koby suffered several concussions playing high school basketball. As a three-sport athlete, post-concussion syndrome was overwhelming. Inspired by gratitude for a full recovery, Koby participated in the BIANYS Concussion Initiative Roundtable at Mount Sinai Hospital to provide the student voice on how schools across the state can improve their responsiveness to the concussion epidemic. Koby founded Simply Concussions to focus on raising concussion awareness, developing resources and sharing positivity in the concussion community.
     

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    Honoree Colan Trowbridge 
    In 2012, after having a stroke, Colan felt isolated at the tip of Long Island in East Hampton. Now changed by a stroke and brain injury, he missed the everyday independence of life, especially driving his truck. Colan was inspired to keep fighting though. Accessing resources and support through the NYS TBI Medicaid Waiver and utilizing the support of his service coordinator and others, he is able to live quite independently.
    “My waiver support staff, ILST/PBIS, helped me overcome disabilities and frustrations from after my TBI and stroke. I currently live with my brother in East Hampton, sharing a home for all needs.  I do my own shopping and community errands on my own.  I also go to the YMCA almost every day for my work out and have made new friends.” 
    One of Colan’s finest moments happened two years ago when he worked with ACCESS-VR to adapt his truck, allowing him go out in the community at his own pace and choice, taking the drives he dearly missed.  “Living on the very East End of Long Island makes transportation very difficult and I am so delighted to have my truck back. I will not allow my disability to stop me, but only to find ways to adapt and get around the situation.”  
     
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