I am so proud to be running my first marathon, the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon, for TeamFACES. (Finding a Cure for Epilepsy and Seizures)
Why am I running 26.2 miles through the streets of NYC on November 4, 2018?
I am running for my son Matthew, who, just shy of his 6th birthday, was diagnosed with Epilepsy. I am running to raise money for the incredible team of doctors and nurses at NYU Langone Epilepsy Center who helped diagnose Matthew and have been relentless in keeping his brain seizure-free. Currently, Matthew is on a combination of 3 different anti-seizure drugs. At 8 years old, he swallows 10 pills a day to help him lead a normal life. Over 3,600 pills a year.
I think I can lace up my sneakers and run a few miles to show him how proud I am of him. I can run 26.2 miles to help fund more research and hopefully find a cure. I can chose to push myself harder than I ever have before because Matthew cannot chose to stop taking those pills (yet).
Please support my run. Please support Matthew and TeamFACES.
Many, many thanks!
TeamFACES is proud to run in the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon among thousands of others as they race on behalf of important, meaningful causes. Each year our team grows and becomes more successful at spreading epilepsy awareness while completing this 26.2 mile event. We have doubled in size from the 2014 race and look forward to another inspiring year with our runners!
FACES (Finding a Cure for Epilepsy and Seizures) at NYU Langone Health is dedicated to helping people and families living with epilepsy, through research, education, and clinical and community support programs.
Funds raised by each runner will benefit research efforts to improve epilepsy care, educational materials and cost-free seminars, scholarship opportunities, family initiatives, and various events hosted by FACES throughout the year. To learn more about FACES, please click here to watch our video.