On Monday, February 7th Greg Adams was out for his pre-work, early morning run when he was struck by a vehicle. Greg was transported to Toledo Hospital where he currently remains in very critical condition. Greg suffered severe skull fractures, a fracture to his back, and is intubated. He has many more injuries that the trauma team deems of lesser importance and will be addressed when he is hopefully more stable. The prognosis is not good, but we all remain ever hopeful that he will recover. He has youth and physical fitness on his side, so we hope that combined with the prayers, love, and support from all of you will get him through.
Greg is a fierce advocate for mental health--most recognizably in his creation of the annual E-race the Stigma 5k event in Lenawee County. He is also employed at Community Mental Health there as a Peer Support Specialist. Running is both passion and self-care for Greg as he often spoke of how the exercise and focus allowed him to attain a more positive outlook and good mental health of his own. He has many friends within both the MH community and running community.
Just this past weekend Greg and Stefani spent time with family to share the good news that they were FINALLY planning their wedding for this coming July. Stefani and Greg have been together over 7 years now and I have never met a couple more sweet--which was often the focus of jokes at their expense from friends:) They both deserve every happiness they have brought into each others lives. Stefani now must take time away from her job to be with Greg and help him fight to heal. Greg will not be returning to work anytime soon and this will put a great financial strain on the family. It would ease at least this one worry of Stefani's to have some financial support for Greg, she and their daughter Meredith.
I (Jen Landstrom, close friend to Greg and Stef) and Carole (Greg's sister) are organizing this act of giving on Stefani's behalf. All funds will go directly to Stefani to support her time away from work to be with Greg during his recovery. Any help is greatly appreciated!