A few weeks ago we were contacted by parents from a local high school, Smithtown West, that wanted to raise awareness of the effects of stroke in honor of their football coach. Coach Muscarella was instrumental in the lives of not only his football team, but was loved overall by the student body. He was a clear example of giving back. In the early days of Covid-19, Coach Muscarella gathered local football teams and partnered with an events company, as well as restaurants, to prepare meals for the frontline workers. The Football Feeds Frontline Workers provided more than 200 meals to local hospitals.
In early June 2022, Ronnie Muscarella suffered from a stroke that left him with long term disabilities. Coach Muscarella does not coach much these days but his presence is huge when he is at the games. It was only natural for the parents to want to do something in his honor for all of his kindness and leadership over the years.
A pop up fundraiser was born! Although we only had a few days to gather materials, the parents had already purchased bracelets to sell at their last two games. We spoke about Pathways Stroke Foundation iPad initiative and they were excited to be raising awareness and helping others just as Coach Muscarella always had done.
Enough bands were sold and another iPad will be purchased in his honor. We appreciate the parents choosing Pathways Stroke Foundation, but mostly we have grown our stroke family and are excited for future events. Lastly we would be remiss if we did not thank the Siegel and Stahl boys and their parents for all their time and effort to raise awareness of the effects of stroke
Have you you ever heard the expression “We see with our brain?” Although our eyes are the portal to our sight, our brain is ultimately responsible for our vision. When a person is recovering from a stroke, traumatic brain injury or even a concussion, vision can be affected for a short time or for the long journey to recovery. Impaired vision from a stroke will typically make daily tasks impossible such as reading, moving, depth perception, working on technology and even hearing. So why isn’t Vision Therapy a standard therapy given while recovering? Rigorous visual retraining is not common for people who suffer visual imparities after a stroke or TBI, however vision therarpy is critical from very early on after your episode.
We invite you to spend an hour with us and Dr. Jennifer Ceonzo, who will cover what can occur with vision after a stroke or traumatic brain injury as well as what Vision Therapy is about. Survivors and their families will learn much about how you can start therapy while in the hospital or at home as well as finding a qualified vision rehabilitation specialist.
Please Register in advance for this zoom meeting:
Due to the Coronavirus outbreak we sadly are postponing our 2nd Annual Ar Do Rothar ride. We will reschedule for another date in the near future. Thank you to all for your understanding. Be Safe!
3rd Annual 108 Precinct
Breast Cancer Awareness
Health Family Wellness
Sunday October 13, 2019
According to the National Cancer Society, A diagnosis of cancer can come with increased risk of heart attack or stroke. Within 6 months of a cancer diagnosis, in fact, a risk of having either event was more than twice than people not having cancer. Babak Navi, M.D., Weill Cornell Medicine, and his colleagues reported on August 22 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, that the number of people living in the United States undergoing active treatment for cancer is large, 13 million, and only expecting it to increase.
Stop by and see us on October 13, 2019 and find out more information about Stroke after Breast Cancer!
What a great event. We spoke to so many people about the effects of stroke and listened to many survival stories of families. Looking forward to seeing everyone next year!
We had a blast spinning with everyone at our
Ar Do Rothar event.
Thank you all for a successful fundraiser!
Tough Cookie Race Event December 2, 2018
Rain did not stop our founder, Jean Marie Gibbs, from tackling the hills at the Tough Cookie 8k run. "I'm not a runner by nature and knew it was going to be difficult, however, challenges make champions and running for our stroke warriors inspired each step taken to not give up" said Jean Marie.
Your generous donations have enabled us to support a stroke survivor to attend technology classes for a year at the J.M. Ladge Speech and Hearing Center LIUPost.
Thank you all and see you at the next race!