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ILD Race to Stop MS 2013

Kate's Hope Runs

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Mr. Sean J Coleman

142 percent of goal achieved.

Goal: $2,300.00
Achieved: $3,265.00

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Kate's Rainbow of Hope
Kate's Rainbow of Hope

 

WHY I'M RACING

I am participating in Race to Stop MS 2013, a charity fundraising effort on behalf of the National MS Society.

Imagine you woke up one morning and your legs were numb and tingly like they were still asleep...and they stayed that way for the rest of your life. Imagine that was just your first of many MS symptoms including debilitating flair ups, shooting nerve pain, sporadic loss of use of your arms, legs and bodily functions. Imagine on another day you woke up and realized that you lost sight in one of your eyes...permanently. Or that you were constantly fatigued, that you frequently felt like you were living "in a fog" and that your memory sometimes failed you for no apparent reason. These were only a few of my wife Kate's MS symptoms.  Symptoms that are often cruel, devastating and different in each person diagnosed - the only certainty is that MS will affect yet another person every hour of every day.


For 18 years my wife Kate Coleman fought to live her life to the fullest despite the cruel, unpredictable effects of this often devastating disease. She was a wife, mother, career professional, community volunteer and she was lots of fun too.  Although Kate lost her battle with MS, her joy of living, determination and refusal to let MS stop her inspired hope that lives on in everyone who knew her or heard her story. There is no cure for multiple sclerosis and with a diagnosis occurring most frequently between the ages of 20 and 50, many individuals face a lifetime filled with unpredictability. Your support keeps Kate's hope for a world free from MS alive.

View Kate's inspiring story of hope at:
http://www.youtube.com/user/KatesHopeDotOrg

 

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