Our sweet blue-eyed baby boy, Leo James, was born June 6, 2009. We had a year full of the highest highs and the lowest lows before losing him to Mitochondrial Disease on June 9, 2010. For the past 10 years, my family has been dedicated to keeping Leo's memory alive by fighting for Hope.Energy.Life with the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundaton. For this 10th year, I am running the Chicago Marathon in Leo's honor. I've been training like a mad woman and still feel like it will be massive challenge, as I am not an elite athlete. But I'm giving it everything I have because Leo is worth it. All of the other families affected by Mitochondrial disease and in need of Hope for the future are worth it. Please join me. Any donation amount will help to fuel me with the energy I need to run 26.2 miles on October 13th. Perhaps you can manage a donation of $26.2 for the miles I will be running. Or maybe you can manage a donation of $100 - 10 dollars for each of the 10 years we have been fighting/grieving/loving. Or maybe you feel it in your heart to go big - $368 for the number of days we had to snuggle our little bitty bud-bud (as his sister, Sylvia, called him). Your generous support keeps Leo's legacy alive. It fills me with hope.energy.life. Thank you.