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April 20, 2017
BENEFITING: Huntington's Disease Society of America, Inc.
EVENT DATE: Nov 05, 2017
DAYS TO GO: 133
I'm back. I'm excited to take on the NYC Marathon for the second time this November! The 2015 NYC Marathon changed my life. Since then, I've had a baby boy, which has given me a whole different perspective and reason to fight to Cure HD.
Long story short - I still have a 50/50 chance of having the HD gene, however, I am here now - ready to fight. I am thankful to be on TEAM HOPE, for the Marathon and for the rest of my days. I now have a son, and that has given me a whole new sense of wanting to find a cure for HD. Not only am I at risk, but so is my precious baby boy. THAT IS WHY we must fight for a cure.
I am running the NYC Marathon this November 2017 for:
My son - to one day be able to tell him that impossible is not a word. To possibly save him from this disease. I want to teach him never to give up on your dreams and never give up on life. If I have HD - I want him to know I left the world without giving up hope.
My dad - I am doing this race in memory of my dad and to fight a disease that took him way too soon.
Myself - I want to continue learning the lesson that we can do all things through Christ (Phil. 4:13) and we should never stop fighting the good fight.
For YOU - for those who have spent too many days giving up because they didn't think it was possible - this is FOR YOU! You can live out your dreams too.
“Blessed are those with cracks in their broken heart because that is how the light gets in.” ― Shannon L. Alder
Huntington's Disease Society of America, Inc. wrote -
The Huntington's Disease Society of America is the premier nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by Huntington’s disease. From community services and education to advocacy and research, HDSA is the world’s leader in providing help for today and hope for tomorrow for people with Huntington’s disease and their families.
HDSA's network of chapters, affiliates, HDSA Centers of Excellence, social workers and support groups provides a seamless connection for help, education and outreach to HD families and health care professionals across the United States.
All funds raised will help support HDSA's Mission of helping those affected by HD and their families.