Life isn’t about what we are doing, it’s about why we are doing it and how we get there. I’ve spent my life wanting to inspire, motivate and encourage others to be the best versions of themselves they can be. Starting September 19th, I am about to embark on one of the most substantial events in my journey thus far. I am going to run 500-miles across Colorado in an effort to raise awareness about epilepsy and funds for research and education through The Epilepsy Foundation.
The mission of the Epilepsy Foundation is to stop seizures and sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP), find a cure, and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy through efforts including education, advocacy, and research to accelerate ideas into therapies. My mission is to give people a positive community to learn from, lean on and speak out to/with. As an advocate for Athletes vs Epilepsy, I am excited to represent this non-profit organization in what I hope will be an unforgettable journey that impacts people from all over the globe. Any donation, however big or small, is greatly appreciated and will make a difference. My goal is to raise $30,000 by the end of the run. You can help by donating here. All donations will go to the Epilepsy Foundation and be used to help fund research and education.
Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological diseases with nearly 3 million people in the United States and 50 million people worldwide diagnosed with the condition. One in 26 people will develop epilepsy at some point in their lifetime. I am one of those people. Chances are you know someone who is too.