My name is Daniel Khalili. I'm 29 years old and work as a Firefighter/Paramedic for the Corona Fire Department. On July 30, 2016 I will be competing in my first Ironman Triathlon in Napa Valley and I will be dedicating my race to Tayvin Sheridan.Who is Tayvin?
Tayvin J. Sheridan is a Corona resident and an honorary member of the Corona Fire Department. Tayvin was born August 5, 2011, six weeks premature. He was born with a hypoplastic right heart, which means the right side of his heart was extremely underdevelpoed. Tayvin was also born with a underdeveloped right arm, right ear and right side facial paralysis. He has received physical therapy since he was 10 weeks old and has undergone two major heart surgeries. Tayvin is tentatively scheduled for a heart bypass surgery this upcoming July and is planning to have an ear reconstructive surgery in the near future. Aside fom all that, Tayvin is a regular kid just like any other 4 year old. He's funny, likes to play with his friends, loves riding his dirt bike, and is a true joy to be around.
What is an Ironman Triathlon?
An Ironman Triathlon is a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride, and 26.2 mile run... All done back to back to back in less than 1 day. For more information on the race, check out:Ironman Vineman How Can I Help?
As we all know, the medical costs for surgeries and procedures that Tayvin will be having can be extremely expensive. 100% of all funds raised on this website will go directly to the family to help cover those medical bills.
Every little bit helps and is much appreciated!
How does someone prepare for an Ironman?
Check out my blog for weekly updates on my training progress!https://dankhalili.wordpress.com/