My son, Gus, was diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis (NF) Type 1 as a baby. Having never heard of NF, my wife, Becky, and I did our research and quickly learned about all the horrifying physical and cognitive complications that NF can bring. And we decided to hope for the best.
We RACE for Gus, our 7-year-old wild child with a genuine love for life and the people in his.
We RACE for Gus so the world can learn more about the unique condition he was born with.
We RACE for Gus so we can help all those who feel underserved or stigmatized to find support and medical care through a community who understands them.
We RACE for Gus—loudly and unapologetically—so that our government hears us and continues to grant funding for critical and innovative NF research.
We RACE for Gus so that one day, sooner than later, a cure for NF will be realized. And when it is, we will catch our breath and celebrate having crossed that finish line alongside the tremendous community of #NFStrong heroes who helped make it happen, together. We will never stop RACEing for Gus!
—Becky & Gregg Erickson (Rochester, MN)