Updated: Dec 31, 2019
I am racing at Ironman Louisville and I have decided to race for a cause close to my heart. In January of 2013, I lost my family home to a fire. I was in the house when it caught fire and was able to escape unharmed physically. Mentally, though, I was distraught and began to suffer from PTSD. During this time, I began to see a psychologist to help me get through it. I still suffer from anxiety disorder and show PTSD symptoms from time to time, but thanks to the help I received from seeing a psychologist, I have been able to control them. I am a huge advocate of seeking help for mental health problems or even seeking out the help of a psychologist if you need to speak to someone and I hope you will support me as I raise funds for the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation. “The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is committed to alleviating the suffering caused by mental illness by awarding grants that will lead to advances and breakthroughs in scientific research. Their vision is to bring the joy of living to those affected by mental illness – those who are ill and their loved ones” by providing treatments and breakthroughs. I want to thank you in advance for your support and supporting those who suffer from mental health disorders and you can donate by clicking on this link: Erin’s Ironman Journey Lets hit my goal of $1500!