After winning gold, silver, and bronze medal at the US national road championships in 1990 and qualifying for the US world championship team, I was told that having epilepsy could make me a risk to the team. Hearing those words made me realise that I had had to work harder than others to get to the level I was at. Having dual nationality, I finished the 1990 season in France, won races and was offered a spot on the French national team. The following year I was French road and track Champion, as well as World Champion!
Do you have a message for the researchers and supporters taking on the Tour de ERUK?
Where there’s a will there’s a way! While you’re out riding, if your legs hurt and you feel like giving up, DON’T! If your legs hurt, everyone else’s hurt more, so just ride on and think of all of the work that needs to be done to help make strides in epilepsy research, such as neurotransmitters, discovering new molecules and gene targets, and so much more.