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Friday, December 11, 2009

December Athlete of the Month

Finally with most of my christmas shopping done and with ample time at home since the Subaru is at the shop getting repaired I can finally sit down and prepare the post for December's Athlete of the Month.

This month's athlete is someone that is very busy during this time of the year pushing people around and helping his team reach the playoffs and make a run deep into post season. I am amazed that this gentleman got through a clotting episode not too long ago and he still continues to perform the duties of his job remarkably. Please let me introduce to you Mr. BRIAN ROBINSON - Defensive End for the Minnesota Vikings.

I wish that I would have the opportunity to meet Mr. Robinson in person to see if I could get him to wear the Clot Buster polka-dots and see if I had any chance against him in arm wrestling...

Please read on below to learn more about Mr. Robinson's story as it was featured on NATT's most recent holiday email...

"Those of you who are NFL fans likely know that Brian Robison is a defensive end for the Minnesota Vikings. In the best shape of his life, 25-year-old Brian was shocked, when, after a big game, his leg "swelled up," a common sign of DVT. Fortunately, the Vikings' team doctor recognized that Brian's symptoms suggested a blood clot, and ran tests that detected two clots in his leg. Brian and his wife Jayme were understandably stunned when they realized the severity of his DVTs, which required immediate surgery. Had Brian not sought medical attention, his clots could have travelled to his lungs which are fatal in one out of three individuals.

Brian was wise to get his leg checked out and fortunate that his doctor recognized the signs of his potentially life-threatening blood clot. He continues to play professional football today and looks back on his blood clots as an "eye-opener," not only for himself and Jayme, but for the community as a whole. As Brian puts it, "I want to help raise awareness and tell people that they need to pay attention to their bodies whenever they sense that something isn't quite right. Don't wait and expect symptoms to get better - get in and get things checked out." "

Mr. Robinson is very lucky to have had the quick response from his team doctors that potentially saved his life. This is just another example that blood clots can affect anyone at any time regardless of what do. It thrilling to know that we know someone in the NFL who has had a clotting incident and is back in action showing all of us how it is possible to do it.

I came across the following video about Mr. Robinson please check it out...

http://video.aol.co.uk/video-detail/brian-robinson-speaks-about-blood-clots/989945451

A blood clot is not going to hold Mr. Robinson down nor are 300+ Lbs lineman that are trying to protect their QB from him! Mr. Robinson - THANK YOU FOR THE INSPIRATION!!! Best of luck to you and your team! I am a fan of the Colts, I have been ever since I came to States but now that I know about Mr. Robinson I am also rooting for the man in purple.

Here is wishing all of you out there ALL THE VERY BEST IN THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!!!

Thanks for reading,

The Clot Buster

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