Nancy Frohman, Director of Development and Marketing for the Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy, presented an FPN Certificate of Appreciation to Angel Mason to commemorate her amazing effort in completing the Hoka One One Chicago 5K. The award was presented to Angel at the Peripheral Neuropathy/Chronic Pain support group she leads in the Chicago area.
Angel took to the streets of Chicago for the Hoka One One 5K on Sept 29, 2019. Anna Wilson joined Angel in the endeavor, providing encouragement along the way. The weather was rainy and miserable that day- but it didn’t keep Angel and Anna from finishing the race. They completed the course in a very respectable one hour, despite the weather and physical pain.
Angel demonstrates to us all over and over again that where and when she focuses her spirit and determination, she will figure a way to complete the task. Angel, who has peripheral neuropathy, is visually impaired (categorized as Blind NLP -no light perception), and walks with the assistance of a leg brace, entered the Chicago 5K to raise money and awareness for peripheral neuropathy.
Showing her true spirit, Angel is already registered for the next Chicago Hoka One One 5K in September 2020. Her hope is to walk again to raise even more funds and more awareness for FPN.
To learn more about Angel, and her efforts to raise awareness and funds for peripheral neuropathy, click here.
Thank you to Angel and Anna for your efforts to raise awareness for peripheral neuropathy. You inspire us all!