Episode from the podcastFUMS: Giving Multiple Sclerosis The Finger

FUMS 079 - He Has MS and He’s Running 162 Miles

Released Tuesday, 4th May 2021
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Matt LaFrance is a 37-year-old husband and father of three young boys from San Jose, CA. He was diagnosed with MS in 2009 at the age of 25. In May he will be running 162 miles in six days as part of the 2021 MS Run the US relay team. I’ll let that sink in. 162 miles in six days. AND he has MS! MS Run the US is the longest annual relay run across America. It’s an epic 3,260-mile run to stop MS! The relay begins in April in Santa Monica, CA and finishes in August in New York. The relay team is made up of 19 runners hand-selected from a pool of applicants nationwide.  Matt is running the MS Run The US relay to inspire those who have been recently diagnosed and support those living with MS who have not been as fortunate as him. If you're able, please consider donating to this worthy cause and supporting Matt. Topics covered in this episode include: Matt’s diagnosis story and his life since then Why he decided to combat his illness with exercise, diet, and supplements, rather than DMTs  Why Matt views his MS diagnosis as a blessing in disguise How Matt got involved with MS Run The US How you can support him in his epic run  Resources for this episode (clickable links): MS Run The US website  Matt’s fundraising profile on the MS Run The US website MS Hope website Follow Matt on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn  Help keep FUMS alive at the FUMS Podcast Patreon page  Sign up for the Patients Getting Paid course email waiting list ** Sign up for The FUMS 6-Pack here: The FUMS 6-Pack. ~ Special thanks to my podcast editor Steve Woodward. Do you have a podcast or are you interested in starting a pod? **GREAT way for a Patient to get PAID!! I HIGHLY recommend adding Steve to your team. Find him at PodcastingEditor.com