About the Campaign
It’s been over 30 years since my mom passed out during my 8th grade graduation. In the days that followed we would learn that she had lesions on her brain and the incident she experienced was a relapse. In the first 10 years of my mom’s battle with this disease she would relapse and remit over and over until the relapses were so close she did not recover from the previous one before another occurred. A low-dose chemotherapy drug called Novantrone was her only hope to slow down her relapses and were administered intravenously every three months for a year. With hope and a lot of prayers the drug completely stopped the relapses after the first dose. A move from Illinois to South Carolina, a change in the severity of the seasons, also seemed to help the disease. Today, my mom’s MS is Active Secondary Progressive but it is still not stopping her. She may not have the relapses like she did before but the disease is still doing it’s damage, it just whispers instead of screams.
Over the past 6 years as a relay runner, I have met too many people with MS and have run for far more. Over 350 family, friends, co-workers both children and adults. MS shows no discrimination at all and I run for them all. As always, I have lofty fundraising goals and plans to help raise those funds and educate people. Races, PUCK MS and other events are all in the works for 2020. As an Ambassador for MS Run the US I will give hope and help to those battling this disease.