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TEAM I WIll | LEARN
Team “I Will” is a community that aims to support its members in achieving their goals, whether it’s a mental or physical goal.
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With nine broken vertebrae, a dislocated spine, 11 broken ribs, a broken scapula, a punctured lung, a lacerated kidney, and no sensation below his waist, doctors gave Robert MacDonald a 5% chance of ever walking again. Two years later, he completed a half marathon and three years later he completed his first full marathon.

Robert decided that he would continue using his hospital recovery mantra “I will”.  This mantra for Robert was a reminder that when against all odds staying positive and pressing forward would mean to him: “I will… get out of this hospital, I will… stand again, I will…walk again, I will…run again.”  MacDonald no longer taking what life had to offer for granted wanted to live each day to the fullest and so decided to train for a half marathon. Team “I Will” was founded in June 2015. MacDonald set out on this challenge for two reasons: (1) to further his recovery and (2) to show others how lucky he was that Toronto Rehab gave him a second chance. Friends, family joined-in to run by his side.  Support grew to included “friends of friends” and complete strangers.  Soon a dynamic community had rallied around “I will”.

“Team “I Will” wasn’t something I had planned.  With, the support of my friends and family it simply began to take on a life of its own. Today it has broadened into a community that supports individuals from all walks, who are trying to achieve their goals and raise funds.”

 – Robert MacDonald

Team “I Will” is a community that aims to support its members in achieving their goals. Whether it’s a mental or physical goal, Team “I Will” members support each other in overcoming obstacles and accomplishing their goals. Through this community, many members have made meaningful lasting friendships in the process of accomplishing their personal goals.

Team “I Will” is a community that helps you build new aspirations, while raising money for Toronto Rehab Foundation, the largest adult rehabilitation hospital. To date, 175 Members have raised over $165,000 for Toronto Rehab Foundation {www.torontorehabfoundation.com}. This year, Team “I Will” is continuing to set new participation goals and is planning to raise over $100,000.

Overall, Team “I Will” helps individuals become engaged in activity, supporting each other to accomplish their goals and give back to the Toronto Community.

2015

Founded

243

Team Member's

7887

Kilometre's We've Run

251000

Money We've Raised

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