Robyn Schneider, Author & Breast Cancer Survivor Running Hope Runs Here With Her Twin Autistic Sons

Robyn Schneider, Author of Silent Running: Our Family's Journey to the Finish Line with Autism, and Breast Cancer Survivor Is Running With Her Twin Autistic Sons In The "Hope Runs Here" Half-Marathon To Benefit LI2DAY Brest Cancer Programs
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LONG ISLAND, N.Y. - May 26, 2015 - PRLog -- Adversity is no stranger to author, runner and breast cancer survivor, Robyn Schneider. Her husband Allan was diagnosed with MS shortly after they were married. Her identical twin sons, Alex and Jamie now twenty-four, were diagnosed with severe autism just shy of their second birthday. When they turned five, Robyn accepted they were not going to be like other kids; they were severely autistic, non-verbal with extremely challenging behaviors. It wasn’t until ten years ago, when Alex and Jamie embraced running, that Robyn felt warmth and optimism in a place that was once cold and dark.

But the joy was short lived – Robyn was diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer six years ago. It was in the middle of treatment when Robyn found inspiration in Alex and Jamie's running and laced up her own running shoes. She joined her sons and husband on the trails as a therapy to heal herself, both emotionally and physically. She eventually beat her breast cancer and attributes part of her success to running. Running has since become a way of life for the Schneiders and a way to communicate with her non-verbal sons. “There are unspoken words exchanged when we’re running; long conversations between parents and sons that only we can hear. The smiles and tight hugs at the end of a run tells each of us everything we need to know.

Robyn will be running along with her twin autistic sons, Alex and Jamie, in the The Hope Runs Here 13.1 mile Half-Marathon. Proceeds from the race will go to LI2DAY that funds programs that include counseling services specifically designed for children and teens affected by their parent/guardian’s breast cancer, as well as Hospice programs that provide comfort and dignity to the patients and their families at the end-stage-of-life. The race will be held on Sunday, June 14, 8am at SmithPointCountyPark in Shirley, NY. Robyn hopes that her achievements will provide the inspiration for others to overcome their challenges – and to prove to them that their triumphs can be far greater than their disabilities!

Robyn Schneider has media experience and is available for interviews. To schedule an interview or for more information please contact: Omni Publicity & PR Group,

Silent Running: Our Family's Journey to the Finish Line with Autism is an inspiring true story of one mother’s love, grit and determination to rise above one heart-breaking diagnosis after another so that she could eventually find an enduring happiness for her beloved twin, severely-autistic sons. The story is told as only it could be; through the eyes of a loving mother.

Robyn Schneider’s websites:
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Robyn Schneider on ABC World News with David Muir:

The Hope Runs Here Half-Marathon
Benefits the fight against Breast Cancer
Sunday, June 14, 2015 @ 8:00am
Smith Point County Park • Shirley, NY
A scenic Half Marathon Distance (13.1 mi.) through local neighborhoods with water views.

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