I'm 18 weeks out from my Achilles injury and I wanted to share with you some good news. I went to my doctor and he cleared me for dancing, running, whatever I'd like to do. He did say this to me though: "You're about 6-8 weeks out from being back to your normal self. The good news is that with this type of major injury you won't have any degeneration over time, arthritis, but it will take you more time to build your strength up. Do you exercises and be patient."
by Ron Vitale
On November 17 I'm running the 2013 Philadelphia marathon and have decided to help raise money for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation whose mission is to fund research to promote new treatments for childhood cancers.
What has always inspired me with ALSF is that one little girl who was dying of cancer put so much effort into helping others. If Alex could work so hard before she died to help others, why couldn't I help as well?
This will be my second time running the Philadelphia marathon. For this year, I wanted to continue to support ALSF by raising $1,000 to support pediatric cancer research. I ask that you please make a donation to the ALSF. And if you are unable to make a donation, then please tweet, put on Facebook or email my official ALSF donation page to your friends and family. Thank you for your support!