On April 8, 2017, WillPower will hold its 5th annual 5K race in downtown Franklin beginning at 7:30 am.
Will NeSmith suffered a spontaneous brain hemorrhage in 2012 at the age of 12, a rare event that occurs in less than one-tenth of one percent of the population. He spent weeks in a coma and two months in a hospital and learned he would spend years rehabilitating his brain and body to relearn everything from walking to talking.
NeSmith decided to start the WillPower 5K to celebrate his survival and raise money for Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT), the genetic condition which led to his injury.
The race celebrates five years which also means that NeSmith is celebrating five years from the date of his injury. Looking back, NeSmith talks about how this day seemed so distant at the time.
Don’t delay in registering for the race as registration prices increase on April 1st, 2016 to $30.00. For more information on how to register and NeSmith’s story, visit WillPower 5K.