"Let us run with endurance the race that lies before us." Hebrews 12:1
April 30, 2003, will always be a day that sticks out to me as a reminder of God’s goodness. After five years of severe headaches, it was discovered I had a brain tumor. Not just any tumor but a golf-ball sized tumor creating ten pounds of pressure on my brain. Doctors literally found it just in time, surgery was performed, and I recovered well with no problems whatsoever. Everything seemed to fall into place as the Lord worked out every detail, even things I didn’t even think of. I still am amazed at all God has done for me.
Since 2006 I have run three marathons: San Francisco, Chicago, and Kansas City, and I ran the half marathon in Atlanta in 2010.
For those of you who may not know, a marathon is 26.2 miles. A marathon takes months of training, hard work, time, and determination! Now you might be asking, Why on earth would anyone want to run a marathon? Well, let me give you my reason—it’s more than running a marathon, I am running it for a cause!
Not many people are familiar with the disease Neurofibromatosis, also known as NF. This disease attacks the nervous system and causes tumors in or on the body at any time or place. I was born with NF, and one of the reasons I run is to raise money for a cure. (Currently there is no cure for NF.) Check out my story at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i35LwrbvqAs
If you want to make a donation to help find a cure for NF, send you donations to:
Children’s Tumor Foundation 95 Pine Street - 16th floor New York, NY 10005