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This year, Chicago Chapters Team Salute Running for Rocky!
Rocky Loera - Husband, father, triathlete and officer in the US Marine Corps. He has served honorably and survived four deployments in Iraq/Afghanistan. Upon his return Rocky worked enthusiastically as a Marine Recruiter stationed in Chicago. On January 29th, 2013 he was leading his platoon of recruits on a training run. After safely guiding them across the street he was struck by a car that ran a red light. While the recruits were all safe, Rocky suffered a traumatic brain injury. He has endured at least 14 surgical procedures including craniotomies, bilateral cranioplasty, and implantation/removal of various shunts, drains and tubes. His surgeons say that his very survival is a miracle. After a year at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and Loyola, Rocky has returned home where he continues his recovery.While Rocky bravely fights to recover, his wife Brenda carries the huge responsibility of acting as his primary caregiver and mother to their 9 and 11 year-old sons. Although the military covers the majority of Rocky’s medical care there are many family and personal needs and expenses which need to be met. SALUTE, INC has “adopted “ the Loera family and will be helping to meet their needs. Please be generous as this year we “RUN for ROCKY”.
Specifically, the team plans to do the following races and if any Chicagoans are looking to support Rocky while also participate in well priced races, check these out:
Twin Lakes Triathlon on June 29 (Palatine)
Ride 2 Recovery on June 8th (Skokie)
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