EVENT DATE: May 16, 2015
In spite of having a primary immunodeficiency, David is preparing to compete in the Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Texas Triathlon, which will take place on May 16, 2015 in The Woodlands, Texas.
I may look like the average age group IRONMAN triathlete, but looks can be deceiving. I have a rare form of primary immunodeficiency (PI) called CVID (common variable immune deficiency), an incurable and chronic illness. I will be racing IRONMAN Texas in support of TriForBetter, a charity dedicated to helping those with primary immunodeficiency get and stay physically active.
It may not sound like much but primary immunodeficiencies (PI) are a group of more than 200 rare, chronic disorders in which part of the body’s immune system is missing or functions improperly. (Bubble Boy) While not contagious, these diseases are caused by hereditary or genetic defects and is incurable, life debilitating and chronic. Statistics show that in the US as many as half of those living PI go undiagnosed. Many individuals reach the age of 30 before even receiving an accurate diagnosis. Because this illness takes so much from your body most individuals find it hard to be physically active.
Help me raise support to continue to inspire and equip other indaviduals with PI as they try to get and stay physically active.