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Dan is the Bram Stoker-nominated author of Plague of Darkness, Solomon’s Grave, and the critically-acclaimed Margaret's Ark. Writing as G. Daniel Gunn, he released Destroyer of Worlds and the novella (written with L.L.Soares) Nightmare in Greasepaint (Samhain Publishing),. His short stories have appeared in Cemetery Dance, Shroud Magazine, Apex Digest and many more. He and his family live in New England.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

A Thank You from Paul Keohane

"You find the strength of a wind by trying to walk against it, not by lying down."
                                                                                                                              -- C.S. Lewis
As I look back on this year's event, this quote seems fitting.

In between a beautiful Friday and Sunday was a storm-shortened Saturday.  Hurricane Dorian crept in like a lion on Friday night and hammered us a bit with its heavy winds and rain -- most powerfully in the overnight hours, luckily.  As a result, we had to hold off on our Saturday start a few extra hours.  The storm may have shortened our route that day but it definitely didn't dampen our spirits.

The MS 3-Day event is always such an emotional time.  Surrounded by the over five hundred walkers and volunteers throughout the weekend, it's tough not to be inspired by their stories and their resolve. 

I spoke to many people with MS, who feel the headwinds that life sends their way each day.  There were times when they talked about their struggles, both physically and mentally.  But mostly they talked about hope.  They talked about how they will not let MS define them.  They talked about how this event was a way for them to rage back against the storm, arm-in-arm with friends and family who love them and will always fight by their sides. And they talked about their dream of a day when those headwinds finally calmed and the storm that was MS headed out to sea forever.

I want to thank each and every one of you for joining me and fighting by my sister's side these past few months. 

Thanks to your generosity, we were able to raise over $6,000!!    You are incredible!!  I cannot thank you enough for your support and kindness. 

We will continue to rage against the storm.  We will win this fight.

- Paul


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