Help Us Help Wyatt Kick Cancer

$5,515 of $2,620 goal

Raised by 105 people in 28 months
I first met Wyatt when he was a seventh grade student sitting in my English class.  He caught my attention after not doing so well on his vocabulary quiz.  When I talked with him about it, he sheepishly admitted that he had not been prepared. 

Later, when he was diagnosed with cancer, I wasn't prepared.  Wasn't prepared for him to lose all of that hockey hair.  Wasn't prepared for him to spend seventy days in the hospital.  Wasn't prepared for the chemo, radiation, ambulance rides, physical therapy, lost school time, missing friends. 

As it all piled on for Wyatt and his family, I wondered, "What can I do?" I don't have many talents.  I can't set up a concert.  I don't know how to organize a benefit.  I can't sing.  I can't juggle.

But I can run.

So I talked it over with my family, and without hesitation, they said, "Let's do something together!  And let's make it big!"

"Let's run a marathon!"

So, in dedication to Wyatt, we started to train.  All summer long we trained wherever we were.  We ran in Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Nebraska.  My mom even ran in Ethiopia!

And on November 16th, all seven of us are going to run together.

We can do the running.  But it takes a community to kick cancer.

We need you to help us.  For every mile we run we'd like to raise $100.  That would raise a total of $2,620, all for Wyatt's family.  All money we raise will go to Wyatt's family's needs.

Help us help Wyatt kick cancer.

Pledge your support by donating what you can.  Together, let's help Wyatt kick cancer.

Because training for a marathon is hard.  But beating cancer is harder.
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27 months ago
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The final installment of "Meet the Runners!"

These are the family members that will be running the race on Nov. 16th.

Name: Aaron
Race: Marathon
Training: Did most of the training in the Clark basement on the treadmill (which is the hardest kind of running for sure!)
Random Fact: Would prefer that every water station along the race route would instead be a coffee station


Name: Holly
Race: Marathon
Training: Did most of the training in Blaine and Coon Rapids, Minnesota
Random Fact: Had to drink out of a stranger's sprinkler system when she forgot to bring water with her on a long run. Actually, more than once.

We'll be posting pictures to Facebook and Instagram using the hashtags #helpushelpwyattkickcancer and #prayforwyatt so feel free to follow us and drop us a comment, we'd love to hear from you.

Thank you again for all of your support; it really means the world to us!
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27 months ago
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Meet the runners! These are the family members that will be running the race on Nov. 16th.

Name: Rachel
Race: Marathon
Training: Did most of the training in Lincoln, Nebraska
Random Fact: Studies Biology at the University of Nebraska and sports red Toms on Husker game days


Name: Chad (and his son/training partner Carson)
Race: Marathon
Training: Did most of the training in Ogallala, Nebraska
Random Fact: Was Winter Soldier for Halloween, and there is a rumor that Winter Soldier may also make an appearance at the marathon.
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27 months ago
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Meet the runners! These are the family members that will be running the race on Nov. 16th.

Name: Christine
Race: Marathon
Training: Did most of the training in Lincoln, Nebraska
Random Fact: Before training for this marathon, the farthest Christine had run without stopping was two miles


Name: Abby
Race: Half marathon
Training: Did most of the training in Ogallala, Nebraska
Random Fact: In college studying to be a nurse
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$5,515 of $2,620 goal

Raised by 105 people in 28 months
Created October 13, 2014
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Amanda Eilertson
27 months ago

So proud of you Wyatt! Today is a BIG day! Thanks for being SO awesome Holly, you are a true gift to everyone you meet!

KL
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Kelly Lauer
27 months ago

We will be thinking of you-----what a great event and a great cause!! Dave & Kelly

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