I was born with menegitis encephlitis when I was 6 weeks old. Doctors didn't think I would suprive past 4 years old. When i was 13 I lost sight in my right eye from a conition Retinal Necrosis. I was misdiagnoised and thanks to the brilliant and caring work from Chldrens Hospital of Pittsburgh they were sueccesful in treating this disease but not before the damage was done. The retina in my right eye was detached and I lose sight in my right eye permantently. When I was 16 the same virus attacked my life eye but again thanks to the incedible work at the Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh we were able to defeat the virus. This time arond we were able to combat the virus before the retina in my left eye was fully detached. Thanks to the quick work and knowledge from the dotors the vision in my left eye was spared. In 2013 I fell at home and suffred a life threating traumatic brain injury. Facial peralysis, cranial nerve damage, permanently loss in my left eear along with other cogntifive functions were greatly affected. Now I am married and a father of a beauitiful little girl. I am currently triaing for my 3rd maarathon. i run to prove to myself that life is 90% and 10% physical. Getting started is the toughest part. If i can train and run maaratons you can do just about anything you put your mind to. thanks visiting my crowdrise page.
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