MILFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — The project of the Gaylord Sports Association is bettering the lives of other people with bodily disabilities via adaptive sports activities and game.
Garrett Mendez of Trumbull used to be simply 19 when he suffered a mind stem stroke in 2005. Thanks partly to Gaylord Hospital, there may be certainly existence after a stroke.
On Monday, the Great River Golf Club in Milford hosted the Gaylord Annual Golf Classic. It is Gaylord’s greatest fundraiser of the 12 months for the sports activities affiliation.
After weeks within the ICU, Mendez, who performed hockey and lacrosse at Notre Dame of Fairfield, used to be transferred to Gaylord Hospital.
As he likes to mention, Gaylord has given him again his existence.
“What they did for me, I may by no means pay them for and I’ll spend the remainder of my existence seeking to give again to them up to conceivable,” Mendez stated.
Mendez’ circle of relatives additionally performed a large phase in his restoration. News 8 requested Mendez’ father Gary what involves thoughts when any person mentions Gaylord Hospital.
“Survival… their skill to come up with again your existence,” Gary stated.
Katie Joly is this system supervisor of Gaylord Sports Association. She has noticed Mendez and plenty of others get their lives again.
“I completely love what I do. I am getting to be part of other people re-finding their pastime, re-finding themselves, getting again to the existence they wish to lead,” Joly stated.
Next May, Mendez will graduate from Sacred Heart University with a Bachelor of Science level in psychology.