"I'm an officer in Memphis. I found out about y'all from a guy in my PT Instructor's class this week who was wearing y'all's shirt and wanted to share my story.
I am 35 years old and a Police officer for six years. I have been training in the area of fitness forever, it seems.
On 11-4-16, at 2130hrs, I popped my neck, and ruptured an aneurysm I had no idea I had. I was flown to a hospital and was told as I was going into surgery, I had a rare genetic carotid artery disease called Moyamoya. My aneurysm was repaired, and I stayed in the neuro ICU for ten days, on stroke watch. I was told I couldn't over exert myself, and that dehydration would put me at a higher stroke risk...even more than I was.
1-9-17, I had a bypass surgery on the left side of my brain, where an artery was rerouted into my skull and back out, to help revascularize my brain.
Three weeks later I was back in my gym. Doing things slowly, obviously, but putting in work. Now, I'm back to running regularly and even lifting. I've just had to readjust my training and remind myself I have limits.
I've been progressing everyday, and trying to motivate recruits now. You're exactly right, if you don't push yourself, no one else will!" - Memphis officer John Canter ⚫🔵⚫
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