My father was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis in 2016. He was a very active individual and loved the outdoors. He has had a rapid decline and is on hi-flo oxygen 24/7. He gets short of breath just standing up. I will be running races in honor of my father and to raise awareness about pulmonary fibrosis. I will be running the Killington 50K in August, the Jay Peak 50K in September, the Baystate Marathon on October 22, 2018, and I will be running 50 miles at the California Northface Endurance Challenge on November 17, 2018. I am raising money for pulmonary fibrosis awareness and for more research on this disease that doesn’t have a cure and leaves people searching for air. 100% of donations will go to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.
Update: On May 20, 2018, at 10:34PM, my father lost his battle with pulmonary fibrosis.