Let me tell you my why I’m running and why I’m making my every step count for my declared Charity of Choice – Epilepsy Foundation. Back up to the year 2006, and you will find the beginning of my story. I am 235 lbs, terribly out of shape, and struggling with a condition called Epilepsy. Then I caught a virus, and a bad one at that. In fact to this day it hasn’t gone away. It’s gotten even stronger in fact. It’s often called the “running bug.”Fast forward to now and you have a different man. 50 lbs lighter and learning everyday how to better cope with my disorder. This is now why I run, and I have picked the The Epilepsy Foundation Of the Quad Cities to run for this year. I goal is to show others with epilepsy, that although it may be harder for us to train and reach goal than others, it most certainly is achievable if you have the drive. Epilepsy afflicts an estimate of 1 in 10 people. My mission this year is to raise awareness of this fact and to be a poster child of what any individual can overcome and achieve despite having the disorder. I’ve gone from severely overweight to climbing mountains, literally. Mount Rainier and Mount St. Helens to name a few. All anyone needs is support and a spark to get them going, and I want to be that spark.Again, I am supporting the Epilepsy Foundation of the Quad Cities. My goal is raise enough money to help fund support groups for families and children to help cope the disease and learn to achieve whatever goals they may create…Climbing?...lol. Seriously any donation would be greatly appreciated, and I can personally guarantee it goes to a great cause. When I was 14, my parents went to a funded group and it helped immensely. Now is my chance to give back. Funny how life goes full circle sometimes.Thanks to you all for your support.
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