Certainly March is a very important month because it is BLOOD CLOT AWARENESS MONTH. For that reason during this month I am locked and loaded about spreading the word about blood clots and blood clotting disorders. CLOT BUSTER STOP THE CLOT polka-dots will be in full display anywhere possible so that they can be noticed and in the very least get people thinking about this topic that could eventually save your life.
One life was saved just over a year ago as this month's Athlete of the Month went through his very own blood clotting incident.
Please allow me to introduce to you CHRIS SOMMER who is a clot survivor and the individual I would like to feature on this month's post. After you read what Chris so kindly has shared with us you will understand, without a question, the importance of knowing the signs of symptoms of blood clots because they can in fact save your life on a moment in which you may not have a great deal of time to react.
Read on Chris' story and get inspired to learn what you can and want about blood clots and blood clotting disorders but also get inspired to get out and never ever give up!
1) What is your sport/activity of choice? Why do you enjoy it?
My activity of choice is running. I do race a little, but I mostly run because I enjoy it. It has always been my “me time” and has helped me in so many aspects of my life. Physically, mentally and emotionally. I always seem to find the answers to my hard questions during a run.
CHRIS - THANK YOU a million times over for your willingness to share your story!
Without a question you are a perfect candidate to kickoff the month of March for the blood clot awareness movement. I look for the day where I will see you racing in Clot Buster polka-dots and if I get lucky enough maybe even race along side you.
Let us know how your racing goes in 2014.
Based on your determination that Marathon in the fall will become a reality and we will be cheering you every step of the day even if it is only virtually.
Thanks for reading,
The Clot Buster