Tuesday, October 23, 2018


Jack Breitenstein started playing for Green White on our U8 team, and played with us until September 18, 2017, six days after his 15th birthday. On that day Jack suffered a massive stroke. He was in coma for almost three weeks. After surgery and care in ICU for a few weeks, he went to Shirley Ryan AbilityLab in downtown Chicago. When he arrived there, he couldn’t walk or talk. Today, largely because of the incredible work of the pros at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, he is now able to walk again, and is progressing daily in recovering his speech. He was doing so well this fall that he participated in our inaugural season of TopSoccer.

This year, Jack, his brother Joey, and his mom Laurie are participating in SkyRise Chicago, tackling the planet’s highest indoor tower climb of the Willis Tower to raise funds for the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. The three are raising $160 each ($480 total) to help pass this tremendous resourse on to others. We hope you will consider partnering with them and contributing just a few dollars toward their goal. A simple $5 or $10 goes a long way towards helping. The funds raised through SkyRise Chicago will directly support advances in patient care and cutting-edge research.

This is the link to their personal page

Thanks in advance for your support!