I started my Ironman journey 10 years ago at IM CDA. I just turned 40 and was 8 months post a diagnosis of MS. Today, I am now 14 Ironman races into this journey and over the last 10 years I have been lucky enough to meet some of the most amazing people and be a part of a movement called War on ALS - Blazeman Foundation.
In 2006 as we volunteered in Kona, we got the chance to meet Jon Blais and I didn't know at the time that would set a course for becoming involved with the Foundation's board and meeting all the great people behind this movement.
I am lucky again now to be racing at the Ironman World Championships in Kona on 10/10/15 and it time again to give back. This time in honor of Jon, Karen Kelly, and others who have lost their battle with this horrible disease and make a small difference for those still challenged by it.
Jon always said life is not a dress rehearsal so here goes nothing for Kona.
To Jon, Karen, and others, thank you for all the memories you have given us, we have not forgotten and we continue to fight.