Welcome to My 2021 Sharon's Ride.Run.Walk. San Diego Fundraising Page!
Sharon's Ride.Run.Walk San Diego is a 15-mile Bike Ride or 5K Run/Walk that is very important to me. I am raising money to help The Epilepsy Foundation of San Diego County so they can provide wraparound support services and programs at no cost to individuals and families affected by epilepsy. Please help me support this cause and spread awareness for epilepsy.
DID YOU KNOW?
- 1 in 10 people will have a seizure in their lifetime.
- 1 in 26 people will be diagnosed with epilepsy.
- 3.4 million people nationwide are affected by epilepsy.
- 50,000 San Diegans are living with epilepsy.
- Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological disorder and affects people of all ages.
- Epilepsy means the same thing as "seizure disorders."
- Epilepsy is characterized by unpredictable seizures and can cause other health problems.
- Epilepsy is a spectrum condition with a wide range of seizure types and control varying from person-to-person.
- Public misunderstandings of epilepsy cause challenges that are often worse than the seizures.
Epilepsy is more than seizures. Every story matters in this fight.
As many of you know, we have participated in the walk for over 20 years. Jake is turning 25 next month! How did that happen? That means that Jake has dealt with seizures for almost quarter of a century! I cannot help but sit back and think about the impact those seizures and medications have had on his life and his brain. Yet he is an amazing young man who has and continues to overcome many hurdles. They say it takes a village and indeed it does. We would like to thank all the amazing people we have met along this journey; family, friends, doctors, healthcare works to name a few and of course the Epilepsy Foundation of San Diego, who have connected us with so many other families living with Epilepsy. We still struggle daily with the effects of both his seizures and the side effects of his medications. We take it one day at a time. Jake lives in the moment and always has a great attitude and such a positive outlook.
I have found in work and in life, success is largely driven by the level of passion a person has for the work they are doing. When it comes to charities, eventually everyone identifies with one that has a personal connection to their own lives, or the lives of those around them. As many of you know, this cause is very close to our hearts and we appreciate you supporting our efforts. EFSD works tirelessly to offer advocacy, counseling, support and programs for people and families living with Epilepsy.