This fundraiser was originally set up two years ago. Together you helped me raise close to $2000.00 for Rowan when she was first diagnosed and going through her surgeries. Now, she is back in the hospital and the Wilms is back, she will begin aggressive chemotherapy as an inpatient. This family has felt your outpouring and love, and they still need your help! I have now completed over 30 half marathons and this little girls fight helps inspire me through my painful miles. I have a few more marathons to "run" before heading back into surgery this winter and would love your help to continue to sponsor this family. I will run and pray through the miles, and if you can do the same and give whatever amount possible it would be appreciated.
Here is my story and why Rowan means so much to me.
This is my original post from two years ago.
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.