Hello all!! As some of you know, I recently competed in my first Spartan Race. What most of you don't know, is that I was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis almost 14 years ago, an auto - immune disease which causes chronic pain in the individual. It eventually causes the spine to fuse, resulting in a hunched over appearance in many cases. The daily tasks for people with this are exhausting, with many not being able to hold down a job or even help support their families due to the extreme pain and exhaustion this causes. It is often compared to having the flu, 24/7 with little to no relief.
I have been fortunate enough to this point to have most of my mobility, and from here on in I will race in as many Spartan Races to help raise awareness and funds for research. I am doing this for my brothers and sisters in AS who's conditions are way worse than mine. I will be racing for the world wide Racing For A Cure Team for arthritis research. If you can't donate, that's ok, my main goal is awareness since almost nobody has heard of this invisible disease.
I thank you in advance for all your support!