BENEFITING: Arthritis Foundation
ORGANIZER: Arthritis Foundation
I am so excited to officially announce that I am running in the 2017 NYC Marathon for the Arthritis Foundation!! And, more importantly, I am running in honor of my mother, Eva Marie Foronjy-O'Neill.
Having been diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis at the young age of 3, my mom has been through quite a lot when it comes to this destructive auto-immune disease. Throughout my life, I have watched her struggle in pain and wish that there were a cure to give her back the ultimate quality of life she deserves. As a registered nurse, I have helped her through the healing processes of multiple replacement surgeries and can confidently say she is the strongest woman I know. And, having had both knees and both hips replaced, we most fittingly call her "Bionic Woman."
So, as to avoid writing a novel, I ask of all who read this to try and donate. Donate and know that you are truly making a difference in so many peoples' lives including my Bionic Woman.
With much love and thanks,