My name is Angela and I was diagnosed with MS two years ago. I first heard about MS Run the US from one of the other runners that participated last year, and I thought, "WOW... I wonder if I could do that!!"
Well here I am. I was one of the 16 relay runners to participate in the 2017 Relay.
A little about me. I am 36 years old. I live in a small town in Wisconsin with my dear love of my life Edward and our 8 kids... YES 8. Oh..and we have two dogs too... CRAZY, yeah, I know I am crazy... but what can I say, I like kids...and crazy keeps us young! :)
Like I said, I was diagnosed with MS just over 2 years ago. I had been working out in the gym when my hands went numb. After realizing that it wasn't just a pinched nerve or something, and when I lost feeling in my legs too.. I sought treatment from a Dr. After a 3 hour MRI the results were in... Multiple Sclerosis.
I wasn't really sure what to think, but what I knew was... I still wanted to live a BIG life. Last fall I decided that I would do 50 5ks in 50 days.. a pretty big task as I was struggling to walk aroung the block some days. But I did it!! And then then over the summer I did my first half marathon! It was so awesome.
So now here I am... getting ready to do probaby the biggest thing I have ever done in my life... involving fitness that is. I will basically be running/walking 7 back to back marathons in 7 days!!
I am super excited to be on this journey and I thank you for whatever you can give to help find a CURE and change the lives of those who are living with MS.