Jenna Seibert, Team Makailey! This August 3rd-4th I will be running one mile every hour for 24 consecutive hours for my third Anytime Fitness 24 in 24 Challenge!
As a pediatric nurse for the Cleveland Clinic, I see on a daily basis the struggles, hardships, hopes, joys, losses, tears, laughs, and everything in between that these kids and their families go through. If by running 24 miles I can help give them something positive to look forward to, even the tiniest thing, to make their day brighter, how can I say no? So I run. For the 3rd year in a row I am taking on this tremendously challenging event for kids like Makailey, because if she can go through all that she has in her short little life, I can do this.
Makailey was diagnosed with a Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) named Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) at 20 weeks gestation. She has had three open heart surgeries since she was born on January 19, 2015. She faces each day with a smile and keeps pushing forward. She is a super hero! To read more about her story go to www.af24in24.org!
Will you support my efforts and help me grant Makailey’s Big Wish?
Presented by ReMax Results, Bettie Schmikla