This is Why We Do This
I have been asked many times since we began The Finity Project, why I am doing these physically taxing challenges, and where I draw my strength from to keep going when I am, as I say “out of spoons.” (Please see The Spoon Theory to best understand my energy levels :p)
We received the email below and it is an example of the responses we get to this project on a daily basis. And it is why I get out of bed in the morning.
“MS got me a little later in life, in December 2011, soon after I turned 40.
I was not taking the diagnosis very well initially, especially when doing
research on the internet. When I found your story, it brought me to
tears. It is so inspiring, even to a middle-aged man in Oklahoma, USA.
You two girls are amazing and I hope The Finity Project continues to grow.
Don’t ever quit!
My finity right now is getting as healthy as I can. I am married with
three young children and would like to be an active part of their lives for
as long as possible. We have all started exercising together and eating a
healthier diet. We started running 5k charity runs together and I even
completed the entire OK MS Bike 150 in September.
I get the usual "at least its not cancer” quote from everyone, but an MS
diagnosis will still make you change your priorities in life. Maybe
eventually I will try something bigger, but right now all I can do is try
to be a strong, positive role model for my family. It isn’t always easy,
but if MS is going to stop me, I’m going to fight it all the way!“ -Marc
I keep finding my finity, every single day because of this.