Picture above Front Row: Luke Gribick and Meredith, Back Row: Jason
Hi! My name is Luke Gribick. I am a traumatic brain injurysurvivor.
On February 2 -2000, at the age of 12 years old, I was coming out of the shower and suffered sudden cardiac death. My mother, Carol, was home at the time and immediately began to administer CPR until the arrival of the EMS team. During this time my heart did not pump enough oxygen to the brain, causing what is medically referred to as anoxia.
My survival is through God’s grace and mercy but the story does not stop there.
After my injury occurred it became necessary for me to re-learn those things we take for granted: eating, walking, talking and eventually return to school.
The road to recovery included support from many medical specialists, intensive therapy and individuals. A few of the organizations that have been involved in my recovery are: GHS Children's Hospital; The Medical University of South Carolina; Roger C Peace Hospital and the Greenville County Disabilities and Special Needs Board (Head and Spinal Cord Injury Division). The Lord has guided my path through every step of the way; giving me strength to carry on.
Some of my accomplishments have been graduation from high school, attending online college, volunteering at my local YMCA. My testimony inspired the ministry website www.notearsinheaven.com.
One of the biggest support groups has been my family, some are pictured above. My older brother, Jason, is behind me and my sister, Meredith, is to my left. One of my buddies is my Labrador, Daisy.
But now I want to help others by asking you to consider a gift of monetary support.
Please consider walking arm and arm with me by selecting a level of participation and encouragement, from the one of the offered Sponsor Levels.
The levels of contribution are:
Visionary Sponsor- $5,000+, Philosopher Sponsor- $2,500, Activist Sponsor- $1,000, Leader Sponsor- $500, Advocate Sponsor- $250, or any other monetary support as your heart would lead you to contribute.
All donations are tax deductible and every gift is greatly appreciated.
My personal goal for our team is to raise $2,500.
A presentation featuring me in the 2009 Brain Injury Association of SC Annual Run for Thought is on this page and available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMayH3xgljU
The music for the 2009 Brain Injury Association of SC annual Run for Thought is Vince Gill's song "What You Give Away."
This year's Run For Thought 2013 is presented by Roger C. Peace Rehabilitation Hospital Saturday, November 09, 2013 at 9:00 AM Conestee Park Greenville, South Carolina.
“There is no walk more important than arm in arm, with love and compassion for those who need support, in times difficult to understand but not with out hope.”