Laura Edwards once ran a half marathon blindfolded in less than two hours. And now she is on a 50-state running quest to honor her sister who is dying of a rare disease, Batten disease.
Some runners run for their health. Others run for the competition. On Sunday morning, North Carolina native Laura King Edwards will run the Missoula Half-Marathon to bring awareness to rare diseases.
Laura King Edwards of Charlotte, North Carolina ran a half marathon blindfolded in less than 2 hours to raise money for a rare disorder called Batten disease. Now her quest is to run races in all 50 states to raise awareness, and she will check Montana off her list this weekend.
Laura was already sixteen years old when her younger sister, Taylor, was born. She watched as her sister bloomed from a happy, healthy baby to a smart and talented three-year-old.
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