Meet our athletes participating in this year's Marine Corps, Bank of America Chicago, and ING New York City marathons.
Ana Maria Rivera-Arenas
San Juan, PR
My Father has been wheelchair bound for the past four years due to transverse myelitis. He is 65 years old and the paralysis started at a time when my mom and him were extremely active and full of life. Doctors were never able to properly diagnose what caused the paralysis in the first place nor have they given much hope for recovery.
I run with Team Reeve because my Dad, if given the opportunity today, would run for me and his grandchildren. I am a firm believer in the benefits of stem cell research and believe that the research being funded by the Reeve Foundation will bring a cure for cases like my father.