LYNN BEARDEN, 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.
Hi There! Thank you for taking the time to visit my fundraising page for sweet Charlotte! I am running the 24 in 24 Challenge for my second year in a row. I support this event because the money raised goes directly to granting special wishes for children who live close to me! I am so blessed that my 2 children have been healthy, yet I know that medical concerns don't discriminate, and I along with all of us, would hope to have extra support and love for our children if they were to face similar medical circumstances. Charlotte spends a lot of time in hospitals receiving painful procedures and undergoing surgeries instead of playing, having fun, and living a carefree life that all children deserve! The money raised will provide Charlotte with a special wish of her choice. In the past, children have asked to go on vacations, receive a playground set for their yard, or participate in various experiences. This family could really benefit from the opportunity to watch their daughter light up with joy, as they creat memories together that will be cherished forever.
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