BENEFITING: SMILE MASS INCORPORATED
EVENT: 2017 Ragnar Relay Cape Cod
EVENT DATE: May 12, 2017
Thank you for visiting my team page! My name is Annabelle Diomede and I've committed myself to run for all those who can't! I am participating in my third Ragnar Relay which is a 200 mile relay race. Over the course of 30 hours I will run about 15 total miles during my 3 legs.
This year I am dedicating my Ragnar run to Caroline. But I will be running may more races thought 2017, including 10K Spring into Summer, 10K Finish at the 5th, the 7 mile Falmough Road Race and many 5Ks along the way :)
A donation in any amount is appreciated. Thank you for sponsoring me as I run for Caroline and SMILE Mass. Your donation will help SMILE Mass continue to provide recreation and vacation experiences for Caroline and anyone with a disability!
Caroline is an amazing girl who is friends with my brother, Nicholas. Please allow me to tell you a little bit more about Caroline -
Caroline is a very sweet 15-year old girl who suffered a traumatic brain injury at the age of 3-months. Caroline has left side hemiparesis with no functional use of her left arm/hand, is visually impaired, cognitively delayed, physically challenged, speech delayed and has behavioral challenges. Caroline is mobile but requires close attention due to her visual impairment and unpredictable seizures. Caroline requires full assistance with all activities of daily living such as brushing teeth, bathing, dressing and toileting. Caroline cannot be left unattended. Caroline is sensitive to loud noises and does not do well in crowds. Caroline attends the Perkins School for the Blind and is adjusting well to new staff and peers. Caroline has lived with her Great Aunt and Uncle since the age of 6-months and has made tremendous progress. Caroline loves music, swimming in her pool, tossing the Frisbee and kicking balls. Despite these daily challenges, Caroline continues to progress and amazes her friends an family each and every day.