Tuesday, September 28, 2010


When I came to Germany last week, I got the shock of my life, when my sister-in-law told me that my brother had had a stroke 4 weeks prior. (she did not want to scare me before since she knew there was nothing I could do from America…

He was in the train on his way to work when he seemed to get symptoms and ultimately had an epileptic attack caused by the stroke.

A lady nearby noticed something and immediately called the conductor who quickly called 911. Within minutes a helicopter arrived where they stopped the train between stops. There are always doctors on board and he received treatment immediately…

He ended up 5 weeks in rehab, where he had to work on physical and mental therapies all day long.

Imagine he is back to work since yesterday !!!!


The woman calling for help so quickly saved my brothers life. We have been trying to find her since we do not know who it was. There are no words to describe our gratitude to this guardian angel. If anyone hears about this story and knows who it was ,please contact me at ukeszler@comcast.net

Here are some warning signs of stroke Please do not ignore them and act swiftly!!!

Lay persons can command a potential stroke victim to:

  1. Smile.
  2. Raise both arms.
  3. Speak a simple sentence.

The three commands, known as the Cincinnati Prehospital Stroke Scale (CPSS), are used by health professionals as a simple first step in the assessment process for signs of stroke. If a person has trouble with any of these simple commands, emergency services (911) should be called immediately with a description of the situation, noting that you suspect the individual is having a stroke.

A stroke results from impaired oxygen delivery to brain cells via the bloodstream. According to the U.S. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, the five major signs of stroke are the sudden onset of:

  1. Numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body. The loss of voluntary movement and/or sensation may be complete or partial. There may also be an associated tingling sensation in the affected area.
  2. Confusion, trouble speaking or understanding. Sometimes weakness in the muscles of the face can cause drooling.
  3. Trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  4. Trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
  5. Severe headache with no known cause


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Please help Jamie reach her goal


Dear Generous Donor,

I am writing to you on behalf of Pennies In Action Breast Cancer Foundation. I will be representing this non-profit organization in three months, as I take on my first marathon in the city of “Brotherly Love”- Philadelphia! The Philadelphia Marathon is not only a way to fund monies for a new research, but will also allow myself to represent a dear friend just recently diagnosed and to fight for the many other women--sisters, mothers, grandmothers, that need everyone’s tenacity and positive hope that “mind over matter” can prevail. As my friend Melissa says, “It doesn’t have to be breast cancer, it can be BLESSED cancer.” Let’s fight!

Pennies In Action has recently started raising thousands of dollars in the last three years, since being founded by Uschi Keszler - Olympic athlete, Olympic coach, and double cancer survivor. Having survived and seen the conquering of tuberculosis in her youth, and now as a survivor of both breast and uterine cancer, Uschi is determined to see cancer beaten in her lifetime too.

Pennies In Action is raising funds to benefit the breast cancer vaccine research of Dr. Brian Czerniecki of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Czerniecki is a highly recognized and respected oncological surgeon and researcher, who specializes in the least invasive means to treat breast cancer. He has had positive results in the first trial of his vaccine, which was funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Pennies In Action’s goal is to make certain he has the funds he needs for the next steps in his research. For more information, please visit their website at www.penniesinaction.org

My aim is to raise $10,000.00 and so I need your support. Please take this opportunity to make a donation. Support the event as your help will do so much to help people suffering cancer.I will be accepting donations up until race day—Sunday, November 21st.

Please send cash or check, payable to Pennies in Action, to my address given below.

Jaime Goulet


607 S. Alice Ct. West Palm Beach, FL 33413

With your donation, you will receive a certificate thanking you for your generous offer and a follow-up letter with my results of this exciting challenge I’m racing after. I have created a website in which I will monitor the donations as they come in. http://runthelifebeforeme.webs.com Please indicate any family or friends that you would like me to run for. I have a specific “pink” running attire that I will be wearing on race day, in which will have written all of the names that are dear to your heart and mine.

If you wish to be anonymous, please indicate along with your donation. From there, your donation will be tallied for my own purposes of monitoring towards my fundraising goal, and shipped off to the Pennies In Action site in Pennsylvania.

If you have any queries regarding the event, please feel free to contact me @ jgoulet7@gmail.com
Thank you for your time and generosity!

Yours sincerely, Jaime Goulet