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Finish MS-runDisney

Posted on July 02 2015

Finish MS-runDisney
I am participating in runDisney, Disneyland’s Half Marathon (13.1 miles) on September 6-two days before my 40th birthday! I am fulfilling a bucket list item for myself.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable disease of the central nervous system (brain, spinal cord and optic nerve). It can affect vision, mobility, cause numbness, even pain, oh don't let me forget extreme fatigue... the list goes on.

My personal unpleasant sensation of the week (more like months), both of my feet feel like I am walking on dirt and sand at ALL times. Super annoying, it gets better, when I put shoes on, my feet feel like they are being squeezed... how am I going to run/walk 13.1 miles you ask?, shear will to conquer!

My diagnosis with MS was 14 years ago on July 5. I truly never know what I am going to wake-up to, my goodness; I don’t know what could change in a few hours. (It has happened; I completely lost vision in my left eye for 6 weeks in a matter of hours. This flare left me with permanent eye damage). 14 years ago during the time of my diagnosis, I woke up with a numb and tingly foot, which progressed into both legs causing me to have major difficulty in walking for about six weeks.

I am running (probably walking a lot) for a program through the Northern California MS Society called Finish MS. I have chosen to dedicate this run to my ability to keep going and challenge myself to continue to fight for everything I CAN do.
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