Deana Catucci, Team Charlotte
This August 3rd-4th I will be attempting to run one mile every hour for 24 consecutive hours in the Anytime Fitness 24 in 24 Challenge.
This will be my very first year running the 24 in 24 Challenge. As tough as this challenge may seem, these kids are even tougher! What I will endure in 24 hours, is nothing compared to what these kids have already gone through in life. Something we may all take for granted! Please consider making Charlotte's wish come true!
Charlotte was born on August 13, 2013. Charlotte received her first echocardiogram, electrocardiogram and other testing when she was just three days old. She was in heart failure and had been born with Congenital Endocardial Cushion Defects. She underwent her first open heart surgery at 21 months old. She still has mitral valve regurgitation and stenosis which will eventually require more surgeries. She has also been diagnosed with Apraxia, Hypotonia, and most recently was diagnosed as having a genetic duplication on her 7th chromosome. Charlotte has experienced so much in her almost 6 years of life and remains an upbeat, caring, determined person.
Thanks to our sponsor PNC Investments, Andrew Bearden