My dear friends Andrew and Ashley Burrow lost their beautiful daughter, Angelina Rossi Burrow, on April 3th 2019 at the age of 19 months. Angie spent her final days battling the mitochondrial disease she was diagnosed with last year. Although her time with us was short, she was an inspiration to all. Recently, my dearest friends (Heidi, Jenny, Tiffany and Ashley) have decided to unite and run the Chicago Marathon in memory of baby Angie. We are not runners, but we are mothers who love our friend very much and want to show our support for her and her family by individually raising a goal of $1,250 for the UMDF (United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation) team as well as training and running this race in October 2020.
I know this will not be an easy task to accomplish, but I am willing to put in the effort to reach my goals of bringing awareness of this disease to the forefront and supporting my friend through a difficult time and maybe put a small dent toward the UMDF goal. The money that is raised by this foundation and campaign is urgently needed to be spent on research and further study on this very complicated disease. Because it is not a question of “if” but “when” you will be personally affected by this disease as well. I am also asking for anybody reading this to share this campaign, as well as the memory of Angelina Rossi Burrow. All funds donated with go to the UMDF.
Thank you very much for your support.