Running for Rowan!

 
Raised: $1,945.00
Goal: $5,000.00
 
 
 

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Colleen Kelly Alexander

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On October 8th, 2011 I was run over by a freight truck while cycling. I have been an athlete  most of my life, and in the blink of an eye my life was changed forever.  Over a year later... more

 
 
 
 
 
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Created by Colleen Kelly Alexander on December 12, 2012

On October 8th, 2011 I was run over by a freight truck while cycling. I have been an athlete  most of my life, and in the blink of an eye my life was changed forever.  Over a year later my body is full of scars, but I am alive and because of the love and generosity of my friends, family, and the healing power of God I am here.  My pelvis was snapped into two pieces, and my hips pulled through my body, my leg was badly degloved, along with my stomach, and lower back.  On February 24th, I will run a half marathon with friends and my dear husband. I will run slowly, but consistent in belief that like all trauma it takes a fighting warrior to survive.


Rowan is that Warrior Princess. 
 Rowan Ella is a lovely, spunky and sparkling little five year old girl who was diagnosed with a Stage 2 Wilms tumor, a kidney cancer, the day before Thanksgiving 2012. 

 "My goal is to raise $ 5,000 for my beautiful fellow warrior Rowan Ella. All funds will help the family with medical bills and assist her parents and siblings as her mom and dad miss work and continue to fight hard to make ends meet.  I am thankful to have my husband and friends join in this endeavor "Running for Rowan". If you would like to join us, information for the 1/2 is at: 

http://www.hamptonhalf.com/

Little Rowan now has scars, much like me.. and her smile is contagious and courageous. My prayer is that by next year, Rowan will be running again.. and her body will be healed. Her family needs the support of your prayers, and whatever financial means you can offer. The stress of being ill is enough, compiled with medical bills it can cause far too much pain and stress, when the main focus needs to be on getting through the challenges and healing.

All funds will go directly towards helping this smart little soul and her beautiful family during these trying months ahead. You have all done so much for me, and I'm so thankful to keep giving back in every way I can. Let's send up some light and love for Rowan."

You can follow my blog at www.cyclingforpeace.wordpress.com

 
 
 
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If anyone wants to make any final contributions to Rowan, please do. I am closing the account Sunday for her mother. Here is her recent post about Rowans status: Week 12 of chemotherapy begins today. Rowan is fighting hard and fighting well. Spring is around the corner now, and although we still have a little ways to go.. it is starting to feel like there is light at the end of this tunnel; that this journey through cancer will come to an end. Please keep your prayers and thoughts and wishes flowing towards Rowan and her family.

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$1,945 raised by 40 people in 16 months.

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Anonymous

13 months ago

 

$100.00

Maria Beauchemin

13 months ago

 
 

What an angel. Be well soon!

 

$53.00

Celia and Shea Andrews

13 months ago

 
 

$25.00

Anonymous

14 months ago

 

$50.00

Lisa Kemes

14 months ago

 
 

Way to go Colleen and I love Rowan! I'm Wayne and Karen's sister in law (Karen's, brother's wife - whew!) and I saw this on Facebook! Thanks for doing what you do! Lisa

 

$100.00

Aspaeris Athleticwear

14 months ago

 
 

You are an inspiration to all of us!

 

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julia compagna

14 months ago

 
 

Cheering you and Rowan on - you're both winning your battles!

 

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Jennifer Steger

14 months ago

 
 

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Anonymous

14 months ago

 

$250.00

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