Today’s Portsmouth Herald features an article about my quest to honor my dad, Tom Flygare by running Mt Washington Road Race on Saturday while living with narcolepsy with cataplexy.
Read: “Flygare to run Mt Washington race in honor of her dad,” by Charles McMahon, Portsmouth Herald, June 15, 2012.
Please consider supporting my quest here.
Packing for my race, I grabbed my medical bracelet I had made for the Boston Marathon 2010. It listed Emergency Contact: Tom Flygare & his phone number… I put the bracelet back down on my dresser. I will need to list new info on a card in my fanny pack.
I’m in New Hampshire today, on route to Mt Washington. Father’s Day will mark five months since my dad passed away. I haven’t been back to NH since his funeral. Tears fall easily, but I’m trying to hold back a bit because crying is dehydrating! I need all my strength with me tomorrow. I had a bad cataplexy attack on Wednesday night while laughing with a friend and holding an ice cream sundae. Luckily, the ice cream survived, but I was so scared.
I will try to keep calm and carry on; my eyes towards the skies. Please send positive strong energy my way Saturday morning.