My name is Karen Thomson, and I'm running the NYC Marathon on Sunday, November 6 to raise money for the Epilepsy Foundation. Actually, it's fairer to say I'll be jogging, not running. But I'm doing it.
One out of every 26 people in the United States has or will develop epilepsy at some point in his or her lifetime. For some, the treatments available are ineffective or simply don't work; for some the treatments are nearly as disruptive as their seizures. For me, each of the 26.2 miles in the NYC Marathon is also a way of reclaiming the streets of this city (on which I haven't driven in years because of my seizures), and of celebrating being well enough to push myself like this.
Please contribute to help the Epilepsy Foundation provide information and support to patients and the people in their lives, support development of new means of monitoring and treating seizures, and help find a cure. Thank you!