NEW BERLIN – Keith Wilcox survived a stroke in June of 2010 yet hasn’t let that slow him down. He is an employee at Chase Memorial Nursing Home and has participated in many walks raising money for the American Heart and Stroke Associations.
Wednesday morning, Wilcox made his way to the sunroom of Chase with a resident, to join her in a program being planned by Activities Director Judy McCall - or so he thought. To his surprise, he spotted his wife, mother-in-law and father-in-law, and knew something different was on tap.
Refreshments were available for Wilcox, his family, and the residents in attendance. Moments later a representative from the American Heart Association arrived bearing an award. Wilcox was presented with the “Lew Roberts Memorial Award” for his continued achievements and participation in walks as a stroke survivor. Wilcox was informed he is only the 37th person to receive this award.