Athletic Republic Awareness Run-MN

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Athletic Republic Awareness Run-MN

Post by prestonsmama »

Hi everyone!
Just thought I'd let you know that there is an annual 5K/Half Marathon in Fergus Falls, MN this summer. It's on Saturday, June 1st 2013. Money raised from the walk/run goes to our new local cancer center, but this year they decided to make it an Awareness Run. They asked community members to come up with a cause that's something different and not well known. So amongst other groups also chosen, we have a Brachial Plexus Injury group. I am so excited! I want this to be the best, biggest and most prominent group out there!
If anyone has ideas they'd like to share, you can email me at
Or...if anyone wants to make a trip to beautiful Fergus Falls, MN, we'd love to have you join us for the run!
Carolyn J
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Injury Description, Date, extent, surgical intervention etc: LOBPI. I am 77 yrs old and never had a name for my injuries until 2004 when I found UBPN at age 66.

My injuries are: LOBPI on upper body and Cerebrael Palsy on the lower left extremities. The only intervention I've had is a tendon transplant from my left leg to my left foot to enable flexing t age 24 in 1962. Before that, my foot would freeze without notice on the side when wearing heels AND I always did wear them at work "to fit in" I also stuttered until around age 18-19...just outgrew therapy for it. Also suffered from very very low self esteem; severe Depression and Anxiety attacks started at menopause. I stuffed emotions and over-compensated in every thing I did to "fit in" and be "invisible". My injuries were Never addressed or talked about until age 66. I am a late bloomer!!!!!

I welcome any and all questions about "My Journey".
Sharing helps to Heal. HUGS do too.
Location: Tacoma WA

Re: Athletic Republic Awareness Run-MN

Post by Carolyn J »

Great news, Carly! WAY TO GO for AWARENESS! :) I hope it is well attended. Please repeat this post in 1st of May.
Carolyn J
LOBPI/74+++ sometimes Bossy 8-)
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Joined: Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:41 am
Injury Description, Date, extent, surgical intervention etc: OBPI

Re: Athletic Republic Awareness Run-MN

Post by ASC »

Great News! I'm not much of a runner. However, everyone whom runs, enjoy your day. BPI still needs more awareness!


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