BENEFITING: The Neuropathy Association, Inc.
EVENT DATE: May 04, 2014
My experience with neuropathy began in 2011, when I first started experiencing numbness and tingling in my wrists. By the time carpal tunnel syndrome was officially ruled out by my orthopedic surgeon, the neuropathic pain was spreading to my feet. Now -- two years, multiple medical specialists, and dozens of tests later -- the symptoms continue to spread beyond my extremities to my elbows, knees, etc. Lately, even tasks like taking a hot shower or standing on a hard surface for too long increase the sensations.
Dealing with peripheral neuropathy (on a 24/7/365 basis) is a difficult and frustrating experience, especially when the root cause is unknown. Through The Neuropathy Association, I discovered a local support group for people (and their caregivers) living with neuropathy. While each person in the group offered a different perspective, everyone shared a common goal of wanting to beat the disease.
I'm honored to run the Pittsburgh Half Marathon on behalf of the neuropathy community and The Neuropathy Association. Running -- especially in races like these -- offers one of the few instances when I'm not focused on my pain. I hope you'll join me in the fight to beat neuropathy. No gift is too small. Even a donation of 50 cents or $1/mile will help tremendously in our efforts! Thank you in advance for your support!
About The Neuropathy Association
The Neuropathy Association is the leading national non-profit organization serving the peripheral neuropathy community. We provide support and education, advocate for patients’ interests, and promote research into the causes of and cures for neuropathy. Learn more about The Neuropathy Association here.