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Drake, Kardinal Offishall, Russel Peters and more support The Lincoln Rising on Dec. 26 in Toronto [News]

Toronto, ON – Drizzy Drake will be home in T.O. on Boxing Day (Dec. 26) to host The Lincoln Rising’s Fundraiser Dinner & Birthday Party presented by Director X. The event is in support of actor, personal trainer and martial artist, Lincoln J. Russell who was diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder called Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP). The effects of CIDP on the body is devastating. CIDP strips the cells of their protective Myelin sheath, which results in extreme pain, loss of nerve sensation and finally loss of physical independence.

Click the jump for more details including the official event flyer and PSA videos by Kardinal Offishall, Russel Peters and more.

Drake, Kardinal Offishall and more support The Lincoln Rising on Dec. 26 in Toronto

Drake, Kardinal Offishall and more support The Lincoln Rising on Dec. 26 in Toronto

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Director X

Kardinal Offishall

Russel Peters

Taj “Black Lion”

About Lincoln Rising

In the prime of his life and promising career as an actor, personal trainer and martial artist; Lincoln J. Russell learned that he was about to face a physical challenge unlike any he had encountered before. Today, this multi-diciplined artist is fighting an uphill battle for mobility and physical independence.

Lincoln was diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder called Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP). The effects of CIDP on the body is devastating.

CIDP strips the cells of their protective Myelin sheath, which results in extreme pain, loss of nerve sensation and finally loss of physical independence.

Within a short time Lincoln lost the ability to walk. Most men could not rise in the face this disheartening reality; this new challenge has been met with unwavering bravery by Lincoln. Independence, rehabilitation and recovery are now Lincoln’s primary objectives.

Although the Canadian health care system has benefitted Lincoln through his struggle, it does not cover all expenses. The Lincoln Rising was formed to aid Lincoln with expenses incurred by the restructuring of his everyday life.

Lincoln must now adapt to his surroundings in order to continue living independently. An oxygen machine, vehicle ramp, electronic door opener, personal lifting device, and bathroom remodelling are but a few of the much needed, and often costly items Lincoln requires to live independently.

Lincoln’s drive, determination and commitment to fighting CIDP is nothing short of inspiring. Through intense pain and loss, he has demonstrated an incredible strength of character and sheer will.

Lincoln is fiercely committed to regaining his Physical mobility and independence and although the recovery process is difficult, with rehabilitation it will happen. Lincoln continues to break down physical barriers with his hard work and perseverance, resulting in a string of rehabilitative successes and accomplishments that combine to push him further.

Please visit http://www.thelincolnrising.com for more information.

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  2. Jason Landrigan

    I am sure Lincoln appreciates everything you are doing. I too am fighting CIDP. I live in the US where I do not think our health care is as good as Canada.

    I have lost my job only getting Disability payments, increased health care and drug costs. Also had to move to a wheelchair friendly apartment (more Money) and yet I can t get any help from my state because I am $20 per month above their threshold.

    The disease itself is hard enough but you add in the financial and family issues it becomes even more devastating

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