I have been a runner for as long as I can remember, but did not become interested in ultra running till the last few years. I was hit by a car while running 12 years ago and was told I would never run again. It took me several years of treatment, but slowly I made my climb to recovery and started running again. As a result of this experience, this motivated me even more to become a psychologist so I can help people feel better without the use of medications. When my friend Dustin was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer one year ago I wanted to do something to help. He is such an inspiration as he fights this horrible disease every day to be with his wife Dawn and son Cade. He inspires to me run farther and father and to try on distances I never thought could be possible for me. I love running and I love Dustin (and family) so I feel honored to run for Project Purple. We have to find a cure for this horrible disease for Dustin and all those afflicted! As people continue to fight I will continue to run!
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