Washington Nationals pitcher, Drew Storen, visited with NRH patients to support stroke survivors and the ongoing effort to ‘Strike Out Stroke.’ NRH worked with The Stroke Comeback Center to advocate for stroke survivors during a weekend of events to bring awareness to stroke risk factors. Following the Nationals visit to NRH, Team Members and The Stroke Comeback Center attended the baseball game, which aired clips from the hospital.
During Storen’s visit to NRH, the children’s unit had a chance to play Wii bowling with the baseball pitcher and have their baseball caps signed. Storen then visited with an inpatient therapy group where the patients threw around a ball and talked baseball. Storen shared stories including how his baseball career began to his lucky pre-game snack: grilled cheese and potato chips.
Storen wrapped up his visit by giving the jersey he was wearing to one of the lucky patients. He was so inspired by her positive attitude; he hoped giving her his signed jersey would help in her recovery.
Click below to watch a video of Drew's Visit