ALS patient ready to fulfill lifelong dream and complete marathon
Tue, 23 Apr 2013 00:38:02 GMT —
Robin Mower was an avid runner who dreamed of completing her first marathon, but her life was put on hold three years ago when she was diagnosed with ALS; a disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord controlling muscle movement. Doctors told Robin that she couldn't run anymore. It wasn't until this year Robin decided she was finally going to accomplish her goal and finish the Medical Mutual Glass City Marathon.
Robin will not be able to run or walk the marathon, instead she will be pushed 26.2 miles in a specially designed wheelchair. Robin along with her friend Dr. Jeff Galvin will be running to raise funds for The Blazeman Foundation of ALS. Robin hopes her story will inspire others and help bring awareness to this disease.