I am very excited to participate in my first Marathon and I am very grateful that I can be a part of the Epilepsy Foundation fundraising team. As a child neurologist trained in Germany and epilepsy researcher at UCLA I had the opportunity to help children with epilepsy on two continents. I have witnessed numerous families fight against this unpredictable and terrible disease. To see their persistent struggle strengthened me in my professional and private life as well as during my training for the Marathon.
Your donation will help fund innovation in accelerating new treatments and therapies in a time frame that matters. No donation is too big or too small, every dollar counts to the people living with epilepsy. This is the second year that I have ran for the Epilepsy Foundation. This cause is very personal for me because one of my children has epilepsy.