MILFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — The mission of the Gaylord Sports Association is improving the lives of people with physical disabilities through adaptive sports and recreation. Garrett Mendez of Trumbull was just 19 when he suffered a brain stem stroke in 2005. Thanks in part to Gaylord Hospital, there is indeed life after a stroke. On Monday, the Great River Golf Club in Milford hosted the Gaylord Annual Golf Classic. It is Gaylord’s biggest fundraiser of the year for the sports association.