My vision is to complete the Badwater® 135 in support of Operation Eyesight Universal. My vision is for all the world to see!
From July 28-30, I’ll compete in “the world’s toughest foot race,” running 135 miles across Death Valley to raise much-needed funds for Operation Eyesight’s eye health programs in India and Africa.
In July 2009, I ran the “777 Run for Sight”, becoming the fastest female in history to run seven of the planet’s most unforgiving environments on seven separate continents in seven months. I ran through the thick jungles of Brazil and the driest deserts in the world, all in support of the blind and visually impaired.
Although this journey took me around the world, the cause is something that hits home for me. Eight years ago, my oldest son Karl, now 20, was diagnosed with cone-rod dystrophy, a blinding eye condition with no cure. As a single parent supporting myself and my two sons, I found Karl’s diagnosis to be an emotionally draining experience. To relieve the stress, I began to run – and I never stopped!
Once again, I’ve chosen to support Operation Eyesight to show Karl that he is not alone – that there are people around the world who are as strong and amazing as he is.
Please join me in supporting Operation Eyesight… for all the world to see! For more information or to make a donation, visit operationeyesight.com/normasvision. Thank you so much for your support!