This is video I shot in Blythe, California of Deanna Adams. She described herself in a forum post (link) as a 19 year old vegan suffering from Epilepsy. She showed amazing spirit every time I saw her during the race. Late in her race, when my rider was grumpy and saying he didn't need any crew, he could make it across the country without us, Deanna pulled into the time station and danced a happy little jig. I would definitely crew for her if she needed it in the future.
I've gone through kidney failure twice. The first time in 2000, my mother donated a kidney; and again in 2008, I'm on dialysis waiting for a breakthrough in immuno-suppression medicines before seeking a new kidney.