But since I've been maintaining this streak of posts for the better part of 3 + years now I am not about to just skip a month simply because I've been busy... So with that being said I think that I just found a little time to get this going.
Based on the last post about the NBCA newsletter that was featuring some of the AMAZNIG NBCA VOLUNTEERS I thought that I could go a step further and highlight the last volunteer shown as yet another example of the tenacity and inspiration that any clot incident survivor exhibits as they make their remarkable come back into sport.
For the October's Issue of Athelete of the Month I wanted to feature JANA WASSERMAN who coming up January of 2012 will be partcipating in the ING Miami Half-Marathon in Miami, Florida.
Although I've never met Jana the little that I know about her makes a powerful statement of that tenacity and dedication I wrote about earlier. Please read on to learn a little bit more about JANA ...
"Jana, who noticed a blind spot in her right eye, went on a mission to find out what happened. A blood clot was diagnosed; she met her hematologist and after extensive blood work, had an answer: not one, but two genetic clotting disorders. Now, she confidently manages her conditions and is sure she will "dodge another clot". Jana tells us, "I'm excited to train in honor of this wonderful cause. I've always enjoyed running and know that staying active and healthy is one way to decrease the chance of forming another clot. I'll run the ING Miami Half Marathon and be proud to wear the NBCA's red dotted shirt to remind others to Stop The Clot!""
We are PROUD OF YOU JANA for your willingness to spread the word about blood clots and blood clotting disorders. You will represent the CLOT BUSTER polka-dots during your event with great style.