Seattle Woman Runs More Than Ever After Getting Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis

Credits to Thomas and Velo Photography

Credits to Thomas and Velo Photography

When Portia O’Callaghan was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis on Super Bowl Sunday in 2004, she did not let that stop her from running.

“I have been a runner on and off my whole life, but mostly for fitness, not competitively,” O’Callaghan says. “When I was diagnosed, I thought it was important to run while I still could, so I got more interested in it. I also thought it would keep me healthy, and I think it has. Since I’ve been diagnosed, I’ve run two marathons, five half-marathons, and countless shorter races. This year I’m running a 5K every month and hoping to PR (set a personal record) this fall.”

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