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Transcript of Jenny Labaw
Why Jenny has Epilepsy
Jenny has epilepsy because as a baby she had meningitis which left a scar on her brain. This results in her having grand mal seizures. She always has a tingle in her arm and it feels like pins and needles.
Jenny`s 500 mile run!
Jenny started a 500 mile run on September 19, 2015. Jenny began at the New Mexico border and went through the rocky mountains of Colorado which then led her to the Wyoming border.
Early in her Life
Jenny was born in 1982 and was raised in the rocky mountains of Colorado. When Jenny was 8 years old she was diagnosed with epilepsy. That did not stop Jenny from doing soccer and softball. Jenny loved soccer so much that she played it all throughout high school which led her to a spot on the soccer team at Cornell College. Jenny started to run marathons but it wasn't her passion.
- Jenny placed 6th in the 2011 World Reebok CrossFit games.
- Jenny completed a 500 mile run.
What are Grand Mal Seizures?
Grand mal seizures are when you fall to the ground and shake. The tingle in her arm that she always has gets worse when she has a grand mal seizure.
Why it would be hard for Jenny to do CrossFit
CrossFit would be a challenge for a girl like Jenny because she is working with heavy weights over her head and it could collapse on her if she had a seizure.
Training and Obstacles
Jenny had been training for the 2011 World Reebok CrossFit Games for 7 months. Jenny's obstacles in life is having epilepsy.
Finishing the Run!
Jenny arrived at the Wyoming border on October 19, 2015. During Jenny's run she stopped at all of the CrossFit gyms and did a personal record event. Jenny's goal was to raise $50,000 and so far she has raised $35,000 for the Epilepsy Foundation of America.
Jenny's Favourite Quote
Jenny's favourite quote is "One moment, one change, always." Jenny wants to encourage people that even though you may be suffering with something you can still pursue your dreams and live your life to the fullest.