Monday, February 25, 2008

Yes I can...yes YOU can!

Guess what? I have decided to participate in a 1/2 marathon on behalf of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training. Yep, you've heard right...13.1 miles. The marathon is on June 1 in San Diego. I need to raise $3950.00 to be able to go --- as 75% raised goes directly to LLS.

Why? Those who know me, know that I have tons of reasons why...because of tons of little children suffering from horrible illness. All types of leukemia, cancer, genetic disorders, and many others. Why do our children have to suffer?? Why the innocent? Well, I am sure that is a question most of ask at one time or another in our lives. Like most, I can't stand it! Most of these children know nothing else but pokes, prods, medicine, hospitals, sickness, & death of others all around them. I follow several children though support websites, such as Caringbridge & Care Pages. These sites provide the access for the parents to post treatment and daily journals about their children. I have followed many children that have passed away. Sound depressing...well it is!

However, I have realized how lucky I am. I have four gorgeous, healthy, happy children. If anything good has come out of my journey with these sites, it's the fact that I am very grateful. I am grateful that my children can run around the house, screaming at the top of their lungs. Sure these occurrences can drive me crazy, but then I remember the sick children. I am sure their parents only wish they could run around and act like crazy be normal children.

Running in this marathon is my way to give back, and I hope that you will support me in this endeavour. Check out my website for more details or to make a donation:

Praying for a cure & injury free training.


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