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I’m at the starting line for AWDs (athletes with disabilities), waiting for the NYC Marathon to begin!

Please follow me on twitter via TXmoonspeak for updates & pics along my 2nd journey celebrating independence, going fast & freedom, what my body CAN do.

Don’t forget, you can leave me personal messages of encouragement & inspiration thanks to Asics (see last night’s post for details – it’s easy & FREE).

With this ride I claim health & strength & joy & being part of the choice to make a difference– to be a change-maker. I ride for all challenged athletes, for the guy who changed how I view myself (& what I’m capable of as a person whose life was intersected with illness & disability) – Michael J Fox. I ride for our nation’s fire fighters, who risk their lives to save our lives & get paid on average what a first-year public school teacher earns. But keep in mind how many of our cities have volunteer firefighters, doing the same work out of the goodness and generosity of their hearts.

Please, if you’re able, give to Leary Firefighter’s Foundation (link below, in red) in honor of my efforts in this, my second New York City Marathon ride. Last year I made history as the first person to ever use a recumbent trike as reasonable accommodation for a disability (MS). I’m hoping I won’t be alone this time, that in the wheeled & smiling crowd of handcyclists, racing wheelchairs & pushrims, I’ll spot another foot-powered recumbent trike. Soon, I pray there will be a fleet of us – enough to warrant our very own category!

Thanks for your continued support and interest in my story; it means the world to me to have a place to share, to have all of you good folks “listening.”

Come on, Finish Line–be mine!!!

PLEASE SUPPORT MY EFFORTS IN THE 2011 NEW YORK CITY MARATHON WITH TEAM LEARY FIREFIGHTERS FOUNDATION

I only have two weeks left to reach my fundraising goal and I really, really need your help!

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