This August, I will be running one mile every hour for 24 consecutive hours in the Anytime Fitness 24 in 24 Challenge.
I've been blessed with 2 healthy kiddos and want every child to be able to enjoy life's simple blessings. The Special Wish Kids have grown up much to quickly. The 24 in 24 challenge is nothign compared to what kids with chronic illnesses and their families experience every single day. This year, all the money I raise will bebefit an adorable little girl named Charlotte- see her story below.
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.
Will you support my efforts and help me grant Charlotte’s Big Wish?
Thanks to our sponsor PNC Investments, Andrew Bearden