Team BRIELLE: I'm running the NYC Marathon this Nov 1st for 2 reasons. 1) to Check it off my Bucket List and MOST IMPORTANTLY 2) to help raise money and awareness to help combat Arthritis and Especially JA or Juvenille Arthritis. Brielle will be turning 4 next month, April and was diagnosed just before turning 2. For those that were like me and don't know what JA is, it's an Auto-Immune Disease that affects over 300,000 kids in the US alone!!! There are three stages, Oly, Poly, and Systemic. Brie has Pol the middle one and so she has good days and bad ones. JA can cause blindness or in some rare cases even be fatal. This disease is so under the radar to most people that never even knew that kids could have arthritis or that it was such a crippling and debilitating disease. My Goal is to raise as much money as possible by raising as much awareness as possible through all avenues at my disposal. Any thing you can donate, no matter how small and any publicity or sharing of this to reach more people will be so greatly appreciated by myself, Brielle, my sister and brother-in-law, my parents who also suffer from arthritis and the so many other kids and adults suffering!!!!
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