Castle Country Gets Muddy to Support Fellow Citizen

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By Traci Bishop

Local MacKenzie Zseria is well-known in the community for being a fighter. Zseria suffers from multiple chronic illnesses, including Complex Chiari Malformation, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS), Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH), Spontaneous Cerebrospinal fluid leaks, Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS), Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (P.O.T.S), Mass Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS) and Craniocervical Instability (CCI).

Zseria has had a large number of procedures in order to enable her to live her life. Due to these illnesses, she has fainted often, cannot walk far, and suffers from pain and headaches daily.

Though this would wear many down, Zseria works hard to hold her head high and hope for the best. The next step in her treatment is to travel to New York for testing and surgery to assist in fixing the abnormal brain stem angle by stabilizing Zseria. She is hopeful that this surgery will help in a myriad of ways.

To assist with the costs that will come along with the travel and medical attention, a mud run was hosted over the weekend as a fundraiser for Zseria. This run was hosted at the Carbon County fairgrounds in Price. Friday evening welcomed all to a dinner and Saturday the real fun began as those in participation worked their way through the messy obstacle course.

For the adult run, Chris Brannan came in first with a time of 40:16. Second place went to Preston Martinez at 49:21. For the children’s run, Logan Bennett and Alex Dolanwheeler finished the race at 2:38. For a full list of results, see the gallery below.

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