I am raising funds to make a difference in the lives of people living with epilepsy. The mission of the Epilepsy Foundation is to lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives.
My sister is the smartest, bravest, and most out going person that I know. She never complains and always has a positive outlook. She has always had epilepsy so it became a integral part of my families life throughout my childhood, but she never let it define her. There are 470,000 children in the United States alone who suffer from epilepsy and 65 MILLION people worldwide. That is 1 in 26 people who will have epilepsy at some point in their life!
Too often I find myself as a student feeling as though I can't make a difference for those around me. Going through medical school has exposed me to all of the hardships a family can face when someone is diagnosed with a neurological disorder.
I have felt helpless working at the childrens hospital, where I could not fix someone, and hopless when I see that some reaserch efforts may not have as much funding to make the cures so many are looking for. That is why I am asking for your support in donating to the Epilepsy Foundation. By running to support this group every mile will be to be to riase awaareness and support for those who suffer from epilepsy. I'm hoping through your generous donations we will be able to make a difference, to become one step closer to curing this disease and creating a better life for some many suffering each day.
I plan to run in the New York City marathon (26.2 for 1 in 26 people) with 20 other runners who will be there to support the Epilepsy Foundation.
Please support this cause by making a safe and secure donation to my fundraising webpage. Giving to the Epilepsy Foundation means you make the world a better, easier, more manageable place for the 3 million people in the U.S. who are living with epilepsy and seizures.