A Beginning to the Safe Return to Racing

A Beginning to the Safe Return to Racing

I stood looking out at the water and thinking about the next sixty to seventy-five minutes. A lot can go wrong in that time, but all I could focus on was what was in my control. The Challenge Daytona 2020 would be my first and only race of 2020 due to the pandemic. I...
Inspiring Stories: Thea Currier

Inspiring Stories: Thea Currier

My name is Thea Currier, and I’ll be 60 years old this year. I have been active all my life with ice skating, lifting weights, hiking, going for long walks, and I’ve run two marathons. I am currently being treated for my 4th type of cancer (leukemia) and...
Inspiring Stories: Heather Collins

Inspiring Stories: Heather Collins

Throughout her childhood, Heather fell often, was clumsy, had lower leg and ankle weakness, and foot drop.  These symptoms were overlooked, and she was never given an official diagnosis.  It wasn’t until she was in her 30’s that she was told she had a hereditary...
Inspiring Stories: Madeline Jarrett

Inspiring Stories: Madeline Jarrett

Madeline has Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT).  As a result, she has had mild foot drop since she was in middle school.  She first began experiencing more significant foot drop when she was 16.  This was after she dislocated the patella in her right leg for the first time...
Inspiring Stories: Silas Stuck

Inspiring Stories: Silas Stuck

Silas was born with a rare chromosome deletion.  It is so rare that it doesn’t have a name, it is called 2p 12-11.3 deletion syndrome and there is a gene in this deletion that causes spastic paraplegia.  He walked late and is still learning to talk.  Due to his father...
Inspiring Stories: Kay Ashton

Inspiring Stories: Kay Ashton

Kay Ashton lives with neurofibromas (NF) – a genetic condition that causes tumors to grow on the nerve endings.  The NF led to scoliosis (curvature of the spine) and now as a result of these two conditions, Kay has foot drop.  She also happens to have fallen arches...