TEAMQUEST4ALS RACING TO FIND A CURE FOR ALS

Sarah Coglianese

Sarah Coglianese
I was diagnosed with ALS in 2012. Though I used to be a runner, I'm now in a wheelchair. I can still find the good and the funny in every day, thanks to my 7-year-old daughter. “I am grateful for my disease because it’s shown me so much of the good in other people. It’s made me a better person, and I want to take all of the lessons I’ve learned and put them to use for the next 50 years. But that’s not how it works. Instead, it works like this: you start by missing the simple things, until you come to recognize that simple things are all you have left, and the only things that matter. I can’t hold a pen, and that sucks. But I still have words. I can’t fly across the country for a great party. But I still have friends. I can’t run to my daughter and lift her up in my arms. But I can still watch her grow. And I will do that for as long as this life will allow."

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