A few weeks before my 37th birthday, I was diagnosed with epilepsy. As I began my journey to my new "normal," I soon realized that epilepsy not only impacts the patient, but also the loved ones around them. I am blessed to have the opportunity to run this race in honor of those who have picked me up day after day, pushed me to overcome my fears, and believed in me and my health when I did not. I also run this half marathon for all epileptic individuals unable to run this race, especially those who have lost their lives fighting this disease. I thank those angels for sending me their strength while training and during race day. Lastly, I run this half marathon and have set my goal at $2020 because I hope that as we start this new decade we are all reminded that although the unknowns of life can be scary just keep running to the beautiful adventures and experiences it has to offer even when mile 13.1 seems impossible to achieve. I, together with the Epilepsy Foundation of Metropolitan New York, thank you for your contribution to help our fight against epilepsy!