Celebrate our trauma survivors at the 2018 Resiliency Run
Mark Kalina Jr. understands the fear and anxiety patients face as they recover from a trauma, and not just because he’s a Trauma Recovery Assistant at MetroHealth. He’s also a trauma survivor. That’s why you’ll see him right in the middle of the crowd at the Resiliency Run on Saturday, June 23.
In October 2012, Mark was hit by a train. Six months after the accident, he came to MetroHealth for rehabilitation. “They taught me how to walk again using prosthetic legs. They gave me my life back,” he said. “I lost both of my legs but found a tremendous amount of resiliency in myself and my family – more than we could have ever thought.”
That spirit is what the Resiliency Run is all about. The run honors patients and their families by raising money to provide essential care and services for our trauma, burn, stroke and other critical care patients. This year, proceeds will help our staff grow their community outreach and education programs.
Mark sums up the run’s spirit better than anyone: “I believe that my resiliency wasn’t a product of just me. The love and support of my family, friends, community, and care team is the reason I am resilient. And the Resiliency Run is a celebration of that.”
The Resiliency Run takes place at our main campus, 2500 MetroHealth Drive, Cleveland, OH, 44109. Registration is still open. Click here to sign up.
Need a dose of inspiration to tide you over until race day? Watch a recap of last year’s event here.