About the Campaign
In December, 2013, I was diagnosed with MS. I had experienced a rapid onset of symptoms which progressed from tingling in one arm to complete numbness on the right side of my body. At the time, I was already a seasoned runner. Running prepared my body to be strong and healthy to fight MS, and has continued to keep me strong since.
Following my diagnosis, I felt the need to keep pushing myself further and testing my limits, eventually branching out into ultra-distances. I decided that if MS was going to be a passenger in my life then I’m going to give it one hell of a ride! I’ve been very lucky with receiving an early diagnosis and access to an incredible team of doctors, and am grateful for this opportunity to give back.
Today MS has virtually no impact on my daily life, but I realize that every run could be my last, so I endeavor to make the most of this ability. There are so many who are not as lucky as I am, and I feel that we have a responsibility to live every day like we mean it. I will run for as long as my body can endure and my mind can motivate. I run for those who can no longer run, and I am so inspired to join this team of incredible athletes to raise funds and awareness for MS. See you on the road!