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ANAIS, ANTOINE AND MICHAEL HAVE BEEN RUNNING FOR MEET IN PARIS AND RIEUMES, FRANCE. WHO ARE THEY?

My name is Anaïs. I am a PhD student in microbiology and fan of science. I really appreciate and encourage the communication about research in science, in order to better inform the public, and especially the patients, about the recent advances, and most of all to give hope by showing that things are progressing. Running is a beautiful metaphor to say that one moves forward. Finally, I chose to run for your organization because I was sensitive to the message you convey: The Run and good humour to talk about serious topics.

Anaïs

I am Antoine and I'm 33. I'm an engineer in the field of renewable energy. I am the father of two young children (a 3-year-old daughter and a son of 10 months) who are my reason for living. Thus, I easily put myself in these families’ shoes. I was particularly touched by their struggles to promote research and ensure that we get interested in those rare diseases. I thought that if even only 10 runners saw my T-shirt and questioned themselves about the MEET, that would be better than nothing (I always look at that of others)!

Antoine

My name is Michael, I'm 44 years old and I have 2 children: David, who is 14, and Karen who is 12 years old. Karen is affected by mitochondrial disease since she was 2 but she gives us a lot of energy everyday. Twice a week I run about 12 km. It helps me going forward. My wife, Emma, met the MEETers on January during the MEET symposium. Together they have organized the stand in Paris for the running event and I thought it was a great idea to support them by, myself, running this very same week end. My challenge was to run a 24 km trail in the city of Rieumes, close to Toulouse, and I made it! I was so proud to be able, by such means, to bring my own contributions and to help the mito-community. Indeed, my wife is part of A.M.Mi. and IMP and she often goes to different meetings abroad that I cannot really understand, but here, I have been able to help and to convey an important message: Mito-patients needs energy, and by running we can share, we can give some of our energy, to promote awareness about mitochondrial diseases!

Michael

 

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