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Hello Family and Friends! Thank you for visiting my Fundraising Page for the Donor Dash.
We've all been asked to donate our time and money to causes and have read people's heartfelt and tragic stories about loved ones with horrible diseases who were taken from them too soon. I always try to support these causes to help find a cure, offer support and , if I am being honest, for good charma. I can't say I never imagined the shoe being on the other foot, becuase I think I always knew my time would come where I would be asking for support or money for something I was affected by or felt strongly about. So here I am today Running in my 2nd Donor Dash asking my friends and family for support again.
Last year I ran in honor of my Dad. He was in the hospital at the time recovering from a successful Liver Transplant Surgery. I ran with hope that this tranplant would buy him more time with us. I ran praying that good charma would find its way to him and my family. This year, I am running in his memory. I still can't believe that but it's sadly the case. My dad passed away on April 14th, 2017. The race this year is on April 15th. It will be the one year anniversary of the first day of my new normal...Life without my Daddy.
I have renamed my team for this years Donor Dash (and all future Dashes), Team IWINM. It was my Dad's license plate for many many years. You couldn't miss his car because of it. It was also the name of his beloved boat that he wanted for so long and finally got the chance to have for a few years before he passed. My dad was so happy on the water- with my Mom by his side and he loved having friends and his grandsons aboard the boat too. He took such pride in that boat and it was wonderful to see him fulfill that dream even if for only a few years. The name is not only a tribute to him but also a tribute to Gift of Life as they help so many people WIN by providing life.
I would love for you to join me on this run. If you cannot run, walk! If you want to run, but never ran a 5K before- I will help you! I would love to have as many people as possible join team IWINM. For those of you who want to get your kids involved, they offer a Kids Fun Run or a 3K walk. I am hoping to have my kids join me for the 3K walk after I run the 5K!
And, lastly, please consider consider donating to this important cause.
Thank you for reading and thank you for your support not just with this race but this whole year!!!
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