The heroes of brain injury are assembling for the BIST 5K Run, Walk and Roll on October 1st!
As we prepare for Race Day, BIST has selected a special superhero squad of amazing heroes of brain injury we will feature on a weekly basis until the big day.
Meet Fast Frank – #6 in our Heroes of Brain Injury Series.
Be sure to collect all seven heroes!
Can you talk about how you acquired your brain injury?
I was at work and I fell 20 feet. I have no memory of it, my subconscious won’t allow me [to remember]. I spent three weeks in a coma. I was a four on the Glasgow Coma Scale. A score of four means you’ve got a foot and a half in the grave. Part of my injury is that I never understood the extent of my injury.
How long have you been involved with BIST?
I did HIAT/BIAT first [BIST’s predecessor].
Why do you participate in the BIST 5K?
We need money. We don’t get government support.
What does being a hero of brain injury mean to you?
I guess it means that we keep plugging away every single day, so we get better. Mistakes are proof that you’re trying. There’s nothing wrong with failure, it’s a teaching tool.
It’s the most difficult thing to learn how to do everything all over again.
What are you looking forward to on Race Day?
It’s everyone helping everyone else. It’s the whole brain injury community coming together.
Fast Frank is totally a BIST hero!
You can find out more about Frank’s story HERE and read about his experience running the Pan Am Relay HERE.
Join the Heroes of Brain Injury Squad – sign up for the BIST 5K Run, Walk and Roll TODAY!