Running Around Charlotte
Those of us who love to run, keep our eyes wide open as we take each step. We scan for hazards, watch our path, maybe enjoy some scenery along the way. Laura King Edwards of Taylor’s Tale did just the opposite — she trained for and ran Charlotte’s half-marathon blindfolded.
DNA Science Blog
The King family and their organization Taylor’s Tale has supported the research that made the clinical trial possible since their beloved Taylor was diagnosed at age 7 in 2006.
Batten Disease News
As one of two healthy siblings in a family affected by CLN1 disease (Batten disease), I’ve had to find my own way forward as much as I’ve leaned on the experiences of others for survival.
For Saturday’s Charlotte Half Marathon, one participant donned more than her running shoes, apparel, and bib: Laura King Edwards also had on a blindfold.
Not only is Laura running 13.1 miles just five weeks after giving birth, but she also's running blindfolded to honor the memory of her sister, Taylor King, who died five weeks ago. Taylor battled a rare genetic condition called Batten disease.