Terrence will be 18 in June, we've been friends since he was 12. He has fairly severe Cerebral Palsy but that dosn't stop him living his life to the fullest. Over the last 6 years Terrence and I have ran in marathons, half marathons, triathlons, 100+ mile bike rides, 10k's, 5k's and we've raised a lot of money for charity in the process. He, along with his younger brother TariQ and his mother Lakesha have become our family. Lakesha is an inspiration for me and many other parents; a single mother from the City of Baltimore who has dedicated her life to her boys no matter how hard the challenge. Lakesha and her family have given me a difference perspective on life and they humble me greatly. They always thank me for the things I do for them, but they never seem to grasp that it should be me thanking them for what they do for me!
My wedding is in Miami on April 15th and I cant imagine them not being there. In lieu of wedding gifts, Carmen and I are asking our guests to consider helping me to fund Terrence along with his mother and brother so that they can join our special weekend. Every donation will help. We have flights, hotels, transfers, food etc to cover. Should we be fortunate enough to over fund, the excess will be deposited into TariQ's college savings fund which I set up 18 months ago. He is a smart boy and I am going to make sure he makes it through school!
Thank you for reading, and thank you for your consideration. Of course, they will be at my wedding no matter what, as I will fund it myself, but if our guests and friends would like to contribute we would all be more than grateful.
Alex, Carmen and Maci
- Maria Hardeman
- Anthony Henderson
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