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Laura Brown

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I am running the Rock 'n Roll Denver Half Marathon in honor of my sister, Rosalie Brown. Help me raise funds to find a cure and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy.

On December 11, 2018 I lost my triplet sister Rosalie to complications from epilepsy. 

Epilepsy certainly did not define Rosie – she was so, so much more than her disease - but it played a huge role in her life, and she was committed to raising awareness on behalf of all people with epilepsy. Rosie was diagnosed when she was just six years old, and had seizures on and off for her entire life. Still, she did her very best to live as normally as possible and she shared her story as widely as she could. 

Rosie even wrote a children's book about epilepsy - Thunderstorms in My Brain: A Service Dog Story (note: if you have a younger child, want to donate to a library or just want to read an inspiring true story, BUY THIS). 

Though she struggled so much at times, Rosie was eventually able to live a “normal” life, and that in and of itself is a huge victory. I want to continue my sister’s great work in raising awareness to fund research and find resources for people dealing with epilepsy. 

Through the Athletes vs. Epilepsy program I am running the Humana Rock 'n Roll Denver Half Marathon on October 20, 2019 in honor of my sister. I aim to raise funds for the Epilepsy Foundation, which will improve awareness, increase access to care and make a difference for millions of people living with epilepsy. I would love if you considered making a donation.

It doesn't matter how big or small your contribution is - every dollar counts. I have the (admittedly lofty) goal of raising $3,000 in a short period of time, but this is a cause that was tremendously important to my sister, so it means the world to me. 

My family and I will never be the same after losing Rosie, but my hope is that we can find meaningful ways like this fundraiser to keep her memory alive. 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.

Thank you all <3