At 4 am on February 15, 2005 just days after another Super Bowl win and his first trip to the Pro Bowl, Tedy Bruschi faced his toughest opponent yet, a stroke. Working with his caregivers from Spaulding and the support of his wife Heidi and his family he made a stunning recovery.
Just over 8 months later Tedy made history as the first NFL player to return to the field following a stroke. Now as advocates for stroke awareness and an author of the best seller "Never Give Up", Tedy and Heidi have become champions both on and off the field as an inspiration to millions.
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and Tedy Bruschi have teamed up to create a new online resource to help people and families affected by stroke find the strength they need to improve.