What inspired you to run for NPF?
My son has suffered from chronic pancreatitis for 3 years. The past few years I have basically stopped running and have dreaded getting back into it, knowing it would be hard. I follow a lot of the support group boards and saw a story about a lady that had the TP/AIT and was going to run the MCM. It hit me that I have no excuse to not get back into running. I realized it was going to be hard, but what my son goes through everyday and all those that suffer from CP is way harder than training. I wanted to run in honor of what my son goes through every day and raise awareness for this disease.
My running mantra used to be: “I run because I can”. Now it is: “I can do hard things like Trey”.
What’s one thing about you that surprises people?
My husband and I did a coat drive for Prince’s charity at one of his concerts. We got invited to the after show and the private room where he was hanging out.
If you could spend a day in someone else’s shoes, whose would it be? why?
I think I would like to spend a day in both my kid’s shoes to know what they are really experiencing everyday. My son – so I could know what it is like to live with so many illnesses and my daughter to know what teenage girl life is like now as compared to when I was a teen.
Three words that best describe you?
Determined, loyal, loving
Five things you can’t live without?
My family, my friends, my animals, books, a good tv series to binge watch
Where is the most interesting place you have been?
Italy with my husband for our 10th anniversary. We traveled all over for 10 days including Cinque Terre, Venice, Florence, a monastery turned into a hotel/vineyard and Rome.
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