Thank you for visiting my fundraising page!
My name is Kalynn Dibble and I was diagnosed with FSH (facioscapulohumeral) Muscular Dystrophy 9 years ago. At the time doctors told me to curb all physical activity and find a desk job, because of the risk of accelerating muscle loss. I am pretty soft spoken, but also have tremendous drive when it comes to something I want to do. So I nodded and left the doctors office, knowing full well I wasn't going to listen to a word he said.
Growing up I was always involved in athletics, but as my MD progresses the ability between me and my peers became apparent. As time went on everyday activities became more difficult and I had increased muscle atrophy. It was then that I discovered the Challenged Athletes Foundation and realized that there was still a place for me in athletics. I began competing in triathlon and tackeled XTERRA. I have since fallen in love with my road bike and focused more on cycling.
About the time that I discovered this great community of challenged athletes I discovered Terry Colella and her family, and their tireless efforts to fund FSH research through their non profit Friends of FSH Research (http://www.fshfriends.org/). I attended their annual gala dinner and auction and met an amazing group of people who also had FSH. It was at that moment I really realized how having FSH affected my life.
This year the anual Fishing for a Cure gala dinner and auction are coming up. I really wanted to do something to help support Terry's efforts as they mean so much to me. So I decided to take my two new found found passions and put them together. So I decided to put together a group to ride the Seattle to Portland bike race in order to raise money for FSH reserch.
If you would like to read more on my story, you can visit: http://www.kalynndibble.blogspot.com/
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