RUNNING! for Rowan!

https://www.facebook.com/HealingForRowan

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.

 
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". 

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."


 
 

 

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    • 50 $ 
    • 83 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • 100 $ 
    • 83 mos
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    • 50 $ 
    • 101 mos
  • Maria Beauchemin 
    • 100 $ 
    • 101 mos
  • Celia and Shea Andrews 
    • 53 $ 
    • 101 mos
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Organizer

Colleen Kelly Alexander 
Organizer
Clinton, CT
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