GOLDILOCKS - RUNNING FOR SILENT ILLNESSES
- By: Jillian Anne Sotto Corona
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/goldilocks-running-for-silent-illnesses
I have chosen to run for the Goldilocks and The Bear Foundation, with my target race being Two Oceans in 2019.
I have specifically chosen this Foundation as my heart has a soft spot for the many people that suffer with Mental Illnesses, that society reject and / or do not have the knowledge to understand. I have also added the term "Silent Illnesses" as I believe a mental illness is something one cannot always see yet people are suffering in silence. I include this in my Page Name as well to incorporate Auto Immune Diseases, as I feel this falls under the subject of "Silent Illnessess". I have and suffer with a range of Auto Immune Diseases which is also a complicated subject which is not fully understood or treatable. I have been battling with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Celiacs disease, symptoms of Addisons Disease and Keriticonus, for over a decade. Yet again a "Silent Illness" whereby one looks fine, however, is daily experiencing various symptoms of pain, weakness, fatigue, depression, anxiety, flu-like symptoms, aneamia and the list goes on. These disease include the like of Chrones disease, Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis and Rheumatoid Arthritis to name a few.
I run to save my life. Without a functioning thyroid one becomes very lethargic which can then result in certain complications as well as chemical and hormonal imbalances causing major depression. My running assists in elevasting my heart rate, blood pressure, metabolism and mood. However, the challenge is to keep the balance between everything, as your immune system is already compromised...too much stress ie running ....can "run you down" ie burnout very quickly. I have been competing in triathlons since 2000, completed 7 Full Ironmans, a large amount of triathlons, road races and marathons. In 2010 due to poor eyesight, I chose just to run as it is my strongest discipline.
This is my story in short.
I would be so grateful for andy support or donations towards my cause for running for the Goldilocks and the Bear Foundation.
Two Oceans 2019 here we come !!!!
Goldilocks and The Bear Foundation
Goldilocks and The Bear Foundation offers South Africa’s first non-profit ADHD and mental health screening and early intervention services for children in underprivileged communities. This will ensure early referral, diagnosis and treatment, and improve the quality of life of these children.
Visit www.gb4adhd.co.za for more information.
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