Move the hill. In this image, Marion Perin embodys it to perfection. The 32-year-old from Bereziat will handle the Great Crossing of Jura on foot.
With a feature of size: He is suffering from rheumatoid arthritis diagnosed in his adolescence. A degenerative and debilitating disease that usually affects many older people. “The first time my illness was named, I was 18. I took daily treatment with anti-TNF biotherapy. Before that, I was on drip for seven years. When my illness stabilized, I was diagnosed with Restless Leg Syndrome.”
A pathology that still produces pain other than the pain caused by polyarthritis. “Suffering occurs on a daily basis and inflammatory flare-ups can occur without warning,” explains the young woman who also spoke about this “invisible disease”.
“I guess and I talk about it with the people around me. I have the recognition of disabled workers. But that is not seen. A
“It may not be possible in a few years.”
About five years ago, Marion Perrin decided to take up the sport. After aquabicking and horseback riding, he quickly turned into hiking, becoming an almost everyday emotion. “When I start walking, I realize that it has given me relief. Hiking strengthens the body. I walk alone or with people I know, whom I meet through social networks. A
Last year, Marion Perrin took to GR52 in the Alps-Maritimes where she surveyed 137 km of trails and experienced altitudes of more than 8,000 meters. “Every year, I try to set myself a new challenge, she admits it with a shiny eye. I try to outdo myself, to show that I can do it because it may not be possible in a few years.”
So, on August 15, Marion Perrin will be in Dubs Mandur for her 2022 Challenge: The Great Jura Crossing. Not far from the 400km walk and the 14,000m altitude gain that he hopes to complete in just fourteen days. “Normally, it takes at least sixteen days,” he says. But that is the goal I want to achieve. I just backpacked it with my hammock and my tarp, it would have sheltered canvas. And I will be refueling in the medium term. A
The young woman has chosen to take advantage of this adventurous work to benefit the Arthritis Foundation for medical research and an online kitty will be opened so that potential donors can contribute. “Funds will be donated entirely to this foundation,” insisted Marion Perrin, who will feed her Facebook page so she can follow her journey, which is set to end on August 28 in Cologne.
Now it is up to you to encourage him as much as possible.
To follow Marion Perrin, just go to her Facebook page, My arthritis, our fight.
A kitty and grant for medical research
If Marion Perrin is interested in promoting the journey she will make in August, it is because she is doing it for a good cause.
The young woman has chosen to support the Arthritis Foundation, which contributes to the study of arthritis and muscle diseases. “The doctor who followed me to Lyon helped me find this foundation. I contacted and people immediately agreed that I was joining Arthritis for this challenge, ”admits Marion Perrin.
In a few days, it will be possible to contribute online to the Foundation’s website and discover one’s career on the same site.