Five years ago, Bekcy Petrie saw a simple flyer, advertising a new event called Trifest for MS. This event hits close to him as Becky lives with MS and her mother passed away from complications with the disease.
“It’s always for my mom and to just see if I can do it again. And every year it’s hard, but for a different reason,” said Becky.
Since that first race in 2012, Becky has completed Trifest a total of four times. She’s looking to capture her fifth title in September. Trifest isn’t the only race she’s tackled. Her hallway is adorned with medals from other races finished.
“I had to use a recumbent because I tend to fall off because I don’t have very good balance. So then we got the hand cycle last year,” said Becky. “I was mostly carried across the finish line. But I finished,” said Becky.
Becky fights the disease with support from her husband, Adam, who also
“MS is kind of one of those things that sneaks up on you. You never really know is it at bay, is it working in my system,” said Adam Petrie.
Becky fights the disease with support from her husband, Adam, who also races in Trifest. But it’s not just Becky’s family pushing her along the way. She says the entire community helps cheer her on.
Becky wants other to know, we can all break through those barriers, no matter the challenges.
“Anyone can do it you just have to determine that you are going to finish and you’re going to do it. And even if you don’t finish, you still try,” said Becky.
More information with Trifest for MS here.