mTT: Ainsley's Angels of South Texas
Welcome to the fundraising page for myTEAM Triumph: Ainsley's Angels of South Texas! Based in Corpus Christi, we extend south to Brownsville and invite you to run with us soon!
View this USA Today video story to learn more about our namesake and how Ainsley's Angels came to be and click on the teams below to learn how the idea for this chapter was born!
Visit our website to learn more...we will be adding our 2014 race schedule soon!
Who is Ainsley?
Ainsley does not talk or walk; she does not play for fun; but she smiles, while out for a run. An inspiration to thousands, she is an amazing little girl with a smile that will light up any room. Shortly after being diagnosed with an extremely rare progressive genetic nerve disorder called Infantile Neuroaxonal Dystrophy (INAD), Ainsley completed her first road race. Her first of many running-aided, wind-induced smiles took our family's collective breath away as she received her finisher's medal and became an ATHLETE! This experience provided Ainsley's family with a therapeutic means to fight the devastation associated with learning and trying to live with the fact that your child has a terminal illness. The positive energy surrounding the start line, the children smiling from ear to ear, the togetherness of every member preparing to "roll with the wind", the fearlessness of the athletes, the normalcy of the family, and the love we all have for each other is a therapy like no other. In an effort to spread this amazing experience to as many people as possible, Ainsley's Angels aims to see other families experience what the Hoyt's have experienced over 1100 times and what we have experienced 60 times (so far). As such, we aim to create as many Ainsley's Angels chapters of myTEAM Triumph as needed to ensure others can "roll with the wind" and live up to the philosophy of, "Yes You Can."