Meet our athletes participating in this year's Marine Corps, Bank of America Chicago, and ING New York City marathons.
New York, NY
My dad is currently recovering from a spinal cord injury that happened on February 21, 2008 from a skiing accident. This has been the worst experience of my life and running and raising money for spinal cord research is the one thing I know I can do for him this year besides helping with his recovery.
We were not prepared for this terrible accident and the most frustrating part of this injury is the unknown. My dad is still not walking. Spinal cord research is going to be the only charity I focus on for a long time. My dad is the closest person to me in the world and this has been the last thing any of us would have expected to happen. This accident has changed my life.