BENEFITING: MAYO FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION & RESEARCH
EVENT DATE: Nov 14, 2015
In November 2012, I started a journey to improve my physical health. I had so many excuses as to why I had let both my mental and physical well being decline. I was not at my best on many levels. It has taken a change of lifestyle and re-newed dedication, but this November will mark 3 years on my journey. It will also be my greatest challenge yet: a 24 hour obstacle course endurance race in the Las Vegas desert.
In 2008, Sophie and Cora were both diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. Every morning Cora would get out of her crib and drop to the ground with tears flowing down her cheeks. We saw many doctors and specialists, but were not able to determine the cause of her pain. In the meantime, Sophie was struggling while inflamed knees (that we didn't notice at the time) at her first attempt at gymnastics.
After months of struggles to find the proper diagnosis, we were put in touch with the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, and they were literally able to diagnose the situation over the phone. After multiple visits, we had our plan of action. The quality of life that both girls have had since that time has been outstanding. Getting the right diagnosis and treatment plan, and the quality of the care from Mayo, were truly world class.
Please consider supporting me, and the Mayo Clinic, as I attempt to conquer the World's Toughest Mudder in the Las Vegas desert on November 14th.
I invite you to enjoy the documentary from last year's event by viewing the documentary: