By Owain Johnston-Barnes
Running a road race is a challenge Marissa Tucker was told she might never be able to face.
But on May 24, nearly 15 years after being diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disorder that limits even simple activities, she plans to tackle her first half-marathon.
“It feels great,” she said yesterday. “I need to thank God that I accomplished what I have so far.
“I’m beyond my original goal, but I believe I can go further.”
Miss Tucker, a 23-year-old psychology student at Bermuda College, said she was first diagnosed with juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) at the age of nine.