My name is Sirena and in February 2008 I began hiking the 800-mile Arizona Trail to raise awareness for Fibromyalgia. The trail starts at the border between Arizona and Mexico and ends at the border of Arizona and Utah.
05/12/09 Finished the Trail!
Finish date- May 12, Fibromyalgia Awareness Day
05/31/14 Finished the Trail (again)!
I have had Fibromyalgia since 1997 and would like to get people talking about this condition which affects 3-6% of Americans. Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) is characterized by widespread chronic pain, sleep disturbances, fatigue, and other symptoms that vary from person to person. 80% of people diagnosed with fibromyalgia are women. I raised money to benefit the National Fibromyalgia Association.
See my interview on Arizona Illustrated from 5-18-09
See the Tucson Citizen article from 5/6/09 here
Journals from the trail and a page for videos!
I invite you to explore my journey across Arizona on this website- I have journals, pictures, and videos from the trail.
Please take the time to explore the links on the left to find out more about plans for my journey, my trail journal, information about fibromyalgia, and the different ways to donate and support the Arizona Trail for Fibromyalgia.