In 2015, I joined up with my nephew Kyle Mast, who has struggled with mitochondrial disease since his birth, running in the Columbus Marathon to raise money to help with his disease.
I will be joining Kyle and his dad, Mark, in the 2019 UMDF Chicago Marathon raising money on behalf of the Mast family as part of TEAM MITO MAST!
I remember vividly the joy and pain that was experienced at Kyle's birth. Joy for another Mast in the family and the pain of knowing the struggle he would have fighting his cronic illness (his older sister also has mito). It has been great fun watching him grow and helping him be a pain to my baby brother.
Never would we have imagined running with him in the Chicago Marathon!
Thanks for your support!