April 17, 2016
BENEFITING: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
ORGANIZER: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
EVENT: 2016 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 18, 2016
I am honored to run in the 2016 Boston Marathon, In support of Massachusetts Eye and Ear.
In January of last year I was stricken with a virus that attacked my inner ear. I was unable to balance, had double vision and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. To compond these symptoms , numerous doctors misdiagnosed my condition.
I credit Mass Eye and Ear Vestibular Center for getting me the support and diagnosis. I continue to battle with my disorder on a daily basis. I consider myself lucky as millions of people battle with many more difficult Vestibular Disorders.
The numbers are staggering.
"One recent large epidemiological study estimates that as many as 35% of adults aged 40 years or older in the United States—approximately 69 million Americans—have experienced some form of vestibular dysfunction."
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I hope you will help support me and the team at Mass Eye and Ear. I will be working hard in the next couple of months to raise awarness and support for the hard work they do and need your support.
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary wrote -
Massachusetts Eye and Ear clinicians and scientists are driven by a mission to find cures for blindness, deafness and diseases of the head and neck.
Each year almost 300,000 people - adults and children - from more than 80 countries seek care at Mass. Eye and Ear and more than 20,000 of them undergo life-changing surgery.
Mass. Eye and Ear is home to the world's largest vision and hearing research centers, offering hope and healing to patients everywhere through discovery and innovation. As a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital, Mass. Eye and Ear trains future medical leaders in ophthalmology and otolaryngology through our highly competitive residency and fellowship programs.
Mass. Eye and Ear is ranked #1 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
I hope you will support me and the team.