Those of you who know me know I am NOT a competitive runner. I run like a turtle crawling through molasses, but still I run. In November I will be running the CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Half Marathon. This is my first half marathon and I am pairing with Athletes vs Epilepsy to raise funds for epilepsy research while encouraging those with epilepsy to continue an active lifestyle despite our many obstacles. I was a dancer for many years. When I was diagnosed with epilepsy at age 19, I had to stop dancing because my medication affected my balance, athletic ability and the fact that I was having seizures all the time made me terrified to do anything. I am not the only person with a story like this one. Over the years I have learned you do not have to give up on your dreams. We may have epilepsy, but epilepsy does not have us. You can continue to remain active and enjoy your hobbies. Your life may look a little different and you should work along side your neurologist to pick activities safe for you, but it is still YOUR life. If by running this half marathon I can encourage one friend, child or person with epilepsy to continue their hobbies and active lifestyle, I will achieve my goal. Live your best life and be your best self, no matter the circumstance!
As a member of Athletes vs Epilepsy, I am raising funds to help find cures and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy.
Your donation will help fund innovation in accelerating new treatments and therapies in a time frame that matters. No donations is too big or too small, every dollar counts to the people living with epilepsy.
Please make a donation in support of my efforts with Athletes vs Epilepsy and help ensure that people with seizures have the opportunity to live their lives to their fullest potential!