While working at his desk in midtown Atlanta November 30, 2017, Jason Russell suffered a ruptured aneurysm that caused his brain to bleed. The resulting stroke has left him unable to work and support his family, or perform daily functions by himself. Jason has a long road to recovery ahead of him, including months of difficult rehabilitation. He requires 24-hour skilled nursing support at home, which is not covered by insurance, and he will need additional rehabilitation at the family’s expense.
Jason is a caring family man: dad of two small active children, Miles and Olivia. Jason is a husband, a son, a brother, a friend. He’s a youth football and basketball coach, and a dedicated rain or shine Atlanta Falcons fan. A native Memphian and graduate of Memphis Central High School and Tennessee State University, Jason has devoted his life to his family, his community and to his health. His broad smile is the first part of him that enters any room. No one and nothing escapes Jason’s optimism and his belief that we can all have purpose and meaning in our lives like he does.
A lifelong runner, Jason co-founded Black Men Run, a national running club for African American men, with 52 chapters nationwide and 6,000+ members. His devotion to his personal health is almost as great as his devotion to his family. His last half marathon was just this past Thanksgiving Day.
While Jason is making GREAT progress every day in his rehabilitation, he needs your help. Jason is the breadwinner in his family. Unable to work, the financial burden of continued medical care – required 24-hour skilled nursing, and additional physical, speech, vocational, occupational and neurological therapy rehabilitation – cannot be met by the family’s means today.
Please help fund Jason’s recovery, so he can recover his health and support his family. No amount is too small. This incredible, humble man needs your help today.
Thank you from the Russell Family!