BENEFITING: International Essential Tremor Foundation
EVENT DATE: Apr 29, 2012
(ET) is a progressive neurological condition that causes a rhythmic trembling of the hands, head, voice, legs or trunk. It is often confused with Parkinson’s disease and dystonia. Because of stereotypes and a lack of awareness, many people with ET never seek medical care though most would benefit from treatment.
5 years ago my wife, Naomi was diagnosed with ET. Everyday I see her struggle with it and I realize how strong she is. She motivates me to be better each day. ET can be a debilitating disease in which there is no proven cure just yet. I'm going to run my first marathon ever to raise money for the International Essential Tremor Foundation. These funds will aid them in increasing awareness and the search for the cure!
I'll be blogging about my training progress and everything else going on if you'd like to keep track. I've been competitively running for a year now and I've finished 2 half-marathons in the top 20%. The full marathon is definitely another animal that I'm nervous about, but if Naomi can find the strength to tackle each day no matter what than I can do it. She motivates me. Thanks for your support!