Sabrina Walker wrote -
When I was 4 years old I was diagnosed with the genetic lung disease, Cystic Fibrosis, and I was told that I wouldn't live past the age of 8. When I was 18 years old I was diagnosed with non-hodgkins lymphoma, a form of cancer, and went through four months of chemotherapy and one month of radiation. I am now 30 years old (the life expectancy of someone with CF is late 30's), married and I have a son, Leo, who is 2! I RUN TO STAY ALIVE! My main motivation for running has been to outrun Cystic Fibrosis and to prevent further lung deterioration. I have overcome many hurdles in my life and I know I will face many more but I have made the decision to not focus on the negative. I remind myself daily that there are no excuses when my life depends on it. In reality, exercise is a part of what keeps me healthy. It is a part of my airway clearance and helps me rid the mucous out of my lungs. I am determined to run and exercise for my health. It is not just about me anymore, I have a child and husband who need me. I want Leo to grow up with his mom. I want to be able to teach Leo to be kind, humble, follow his dreams, strive for greatness, learn from failure, travel, read, be respectful, gain knowledge through experience and to also pick himself up when life is tough. Baby Leo is my inspiration to lace up my shoes and get out there and run. There are no excuses today, tomorrow or the next day just reasons why I need to put one foot in front of the other and run! The Lost Lake Run is a challenge and a great goal to achieve but it also provides me with hope that a cure will be found in my lifetime.