as a teen I was a wheelchair track and field athlete. I discovered cycling in my twenties and have been passionate about both spots ever since. This year I decided I would compete in the 2020 Chicago marathon and raise money to support the Spina Bifida Association of Illinois. As an adult with SB I have seen the challenges and uncertainties young families and their kids face maniuvering the hospital system and learning to cope with their infants disability. I am hoping to raise some money to support those families and through sport, help show them their children will be able to grow up to be active and confident in who they are as a person.