For Rogers, this year has been filled with pain and triumph, a year of repetitive setbacks and remarkable progress. In August 2017, Rogers was paralyzed by a rare autoimmune condition, known as CIDP. Her first steps — at first with the assist of a harness — came a month later. Read more in Chicago Tribune. This Sunday, October 7, she will be running the 26.2 mile Chicago Marathon, and raising funds for the GBS|CIDP Foundation International.