I think the work being done by Wings for Life is really amazing and there’s definitely a cure right around the corner. This foundation gives me and a lot of other people with spinal cord injuries a lot of hope
Thousands of runners from around the world are getting ready to run the Wings for Life World Run on May 4, 2014.
In this video Wings for Life World Run ambassador Brooke Thabit tells us exactly why spinal cord injury research is so vital and she's joined by pro surfer Jamie O'Brien, who has become good friends with Brooke and lends his support for this amazing event.
"I became Brooke’s number one fan after her injury," O'Brien said. "I kind of took a place in the family."
Check out the video above for Brooke's inspiring story.
There is still time to sign up for the race in your country at wingsforlifeworldrun.com. The deadline for applications is April 20.