I am so proud of Christy Vazquez! She is our first Long Beach NFE team member to get her fundraising started for 2011. Her long time boyfriend Gabe Rios has NF2, he has lost several family members to the disorder, most recently his sister Jessica who was only 28 years young. Christy's dedication to Gabe and his family is remarkable. Last year she shaved her head in solidarity with Jessica and motivated many of Gabe's family members to come cheer as she ran a full marathon for CTF in Long Beach! This year she is back, and once again running the full marathon with the goal of raising $2610 in support of NF research. She has dedicated this run to Jessica's memory, and I know she will make us all proud.
Christy has another reason to run strong, very recently Gabe proposed to Christy and she accepted! Everyone who knows them said the same thing, "FINALLY!"
You can check out Christy's fundraising page and make a donation here: http://www.active.com/donate/nflongbeach2011/teamrios