Thanks for visiting my page, where I am hoping to raise $1,200 to benefit the Epilepsy Foundation's Athletes v. Epilepsy program. In 2008, I was diagnosed officially with epilepsy, after suffering my second grand mal seizure.
It has been a winding road ever since then. What I found helps me manage my stress levels is running. Getting out there, pounding the pavement, with nothing but my breath and feet to support me brings me peace and serenity that are hard to find elsewhere. It gives me the outlet to vent my frustration, fears, and the confidence in myself that despite my health, I can accomplish great things.
So it is for that reason that I've decided to run the Marine Corps Marathon and raise money for this important cure. And I won't be doing it alone! My husband will be running with me - encouraging me along the way as he has always done. I hope you can join us in furthering the cause of epilepsy research in the hopes that one day, no one will have to ever experience a seizure again.
The Epilepsy Foundation is dedicated to making sure that people with epilepsy and seizures can experience all that life has to offer. Athletes vs. Epilepsy™ affirms this positive message and embodies it through action.
Athletes vs. Epilepsy is a nationwide program for athletes, coaches, volunteers and fans to raise awareness and money to help fund the Epilepsy Foundation's mission.
For our Athletes vs. Epilepsy, it’s about more than just the race, game, meet, etc. Each of our athletes also raise money and awareness on behalf of Epilepsy Foundation and our fight to stop seizures and SUDEP, find a cure and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy through efforts including education, advocacy and research to accelerate ideas into therapies.