Racing for a Voice

$10,690 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 65 people in 21 months
Joey Tharp
on behalf of Jim Smyth
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This October I will be racing in Ironman Louisville with one cause in mind.  That cause is for the children of God all across the world who have not yet found their voice or are learning that they have an incredibly powerful voice.  Saved by typing is an organization that helps empower people who are nonverbal to interact and communicate via supported typing.  People who have not been able to communicate with the world for a majority of their lives are enabled to do so through supported typing, which is used at almost every saved by typing event.  My brother, Clayton Tharp, found his voice in January of 2015 and has been on an incredible journey ever since.  Clayton was mostly unable to communicate his exact thoughts with anyone until he was 27 years old.  I will never forget the day at the Carmel library on that winter day in January where the first words he typed via his ipad spelled out “Thank you for not giving up on me Mom”.  Saved by Typing offers an incredible community of support for people that are communicating via supported typing.  It has been instrumental in my brother’s journey of communicating with the world around him, and he would not be where he is today without their help.  I will be training and racing in the ironman to help raise awareness and funds for this incredible organization.  There are so many people out there who need to be heard and will be heard.  I hope that I can play a small part in making that happen.  For more information on the saved by typing organization and supported typing please visit their website:

  http://savedbytyping.com


  “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord.  Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”  Jeremiah 29:11
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By this time next week I will be either finished or close to finishing IRONMAN Louisville. Its been an amazing journey since May 1st and I appreciate the support all of you have given towards my goal and for saved by typing. Prayers for no bike issues, low anxiety, and a beautiful day of weather would be greatly appreciated. I love all of you!


ONE WEEK!
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1. MONTH. AWAY. I can't believe the race is this close, but I am a mix of nervous and extremely excited. Thank you to all who have donated so far to Saved by Typing. I think of you often on tough training days. The donations will go a long way in providing for kids who need the world to hear their voice. Please lift Saved by Typing up in prayer that God would use every single kid who is involved to glorify his name. If you could please also pray for me over these final 30 days to stay injury free I would really appreciate it as well! Have a great weekend
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100 days of training are in the books! A HUGE thank you to everyone has donated so far. About 2 months to race day and I am feeling pretty good overall. Saved by typing is so appreciative of the donations you have given. Prayers please for me to remain healthy during this last 2 weeks of critical
Training. I love all of you!
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We are off to a great start! I announced at the Saved by Typing event last weekend that I will be raising money for their organization and they were excited. I asked Clayton if he thought I would be able to raise the money and complete the raise and he typed "Yes, I know you can". His vote of confidence will be in the back of my mind all throughout training this year. Cant wait until October.

2.4 miles swim. 112 mile bike. Marathon.
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$10,690 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 65 people in 21 months
Created January 22, 2017
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$30
Anonymous
12 months ago
KR
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Katie Reinig
12 months ago

You are all in our prayers today! Love, Katie and Corey

$50
Diana Dinges
12 months ago

Good luck, Joey! You're such an inspiration. You got this!!!

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12 months ago
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