Does it seem strange that I'm writing a post called "Got Helmet?" right after I let go of mine?
When a helmet gets damaged, it's best to give it up -- or as my friend Shelley taught me, turn it into a garden planter! It's best to get a NEW ONE to protect your head.
This is my favorite photo of my old helmet. It was taken on June 18, 2010 -- five months before my accident -- at the top of the Art Museum steps. I was on my skates.
That helmet and I went through a lot together. If you're a biker or a skater, I'm sure you understand. You and your helmet have your own stories.
On Monday, November 9, I'll be celebrating my 5-year ALIVE DAY.
To commemorate this joyous and bittersweet milestone, I'm spreading awareness of the importance of wearing a bike helmet every time you ride.
Not a day goes by that I'm not grateful for that little blue and white helmet. In an accident that injured so many parts of my body, I sustained NO HEAD INJURY at all.
I designed some t-shirts for the occasion. I'd be honored if you'd help me spread the word...
There are long and short sleeve t-shirts, sweatshirts, and even youth sizes! Click here to check out the shirt selection and read the story behind them. Sales conclude Wednesday, October 28.
You can also use this link:
All proceeds benefit Magee Rehabilitation's Locomotor Training Program, which helps people with brain and spinal cord injuries learn to walk again. I have many friends from Magee who would not be walking today without this specialized therapy!
Get your shirt and then stay tuned...
The weekend before Thanksgiving, I'll be holding a BIKE HELMET BLITZ. More info to come!
In the meantime, you'll be spreading the word about bike helmets every time you wear your t-shirt. If we convince even one person to put on a helmet, we could make a big difference!
Thank you for 3000 miles... and so much more!
Ride safe and walk strong!