Postural Orthostatic Tachcardia Syndrome, or POTS, turned my world upside down eight years ago. I used to be a year round athlete playing volleyball and an outgoing girl. All the sudden I became bedbound with no answers as to why this was happening. It took over four years to finally have a diagnosis. I should be a junior in college, but POTS is in the way of that at this time.
Dysautonomia International has significantly changed my life. I have met so many people who I call great friends now and have learned so much. I have been slowly finding myself again through this nonproft organization and I am forever grateful to them for that. Through the education that Dysautonomia International teaches, I have been able to find the right doctors, learn about new meds and trials, and the research that has been discovered and the amount of reaseach that still needs to be made.
There are so many people who have POTS like I do out there, especially younger women, who need help and want to find a cure for this awful health condition. More funds for reasearch on POTS and other autonomic disorders could help things including, reducing the time to be diagnosed, finding new medicines to help symptoms, figuring out the cause for POTS, a step closer to finding a cure, and so much more.
Come join Team T.KULP at Race to Beat POTS! We appreciate all the support!!
For more race info go to: racetobeatpots.weebly.com
To learn more about POTS, Dysautonomia, other forms of Dysautonomia, or Dysautonomia International go to http://www.dysautonomiainternational.org/
If you cannot make the race, you can donate directly to Dysautonomia International here. Thank you!