In July of 2017, I went from Ironman ready to paralyzed.

 

Eventually diagnosed with Chronic Inflamatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP), I would spend months in the hospital repeatedly making progress and then relapsing. My body attacks its’ own nervous system, eating away the nerves’ coating and damaging the nerves themselves.

Over and over. Again and again.

CIDP is an autoimmune disease with no cure, few treatments, and often bleak outcomes

50% of those with CIDP don’t go back to work

41% need assistance to walk or remain in a wheelchair

14 months after being paralyzed, I am running the Chicago Marathon

Because I can

Because others can’t

Because cures, treatments, and high quality rehab all require funding

To help, donate to either the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, or the GBS|CIDP Foundation

 
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The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

My workplace saved my life. Support the nation’s best rehabilitation hospital. Where cutting edge research and advanced clinical care combine to advance human ability. Read more about my journey, and support the miracles they make happen every day.

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GBS|CIDP Foundation International

Information is power. Research yields cures. The GBS|CIDP Foundation provides a lifeline to patients desperate for answers. Read more about my journey, and support research funding critical to help scientists advance towards a cure for these rare conditions.