BENEFITING: THE IRONMAN FOUNDATION
ORGANIZER: THE IRONMAN FOUNDATION
EVENT: TEAM IMF
EVENT DATE: Oct 03, 2015
I am doing all I can to participate in Ironman Maryland that I might be a better example to my children. I have a special needs daughter(shown in photo) that suffered something similar to a stroke at the age of 3. She lost her ability to walk, talk, eat and recall. She fought for her life and continues to fight everyday to regain her mobility and independence. Through great miracles and wonderful therapists she has made great strides. She is an Ironman to me; though she may never have the full mobility to participate in one herself.
I see her work so hard everyday to just hold a ball or try to run with the kids in her school. She doesnt let her disabilities slow her down, though she has to work twice as hard to do the things that other children can do with ease. I want to do the greatest physical challenge in the world, an Ironman, so I may more fully know how she feels on a daily basis.
This race is about her and my other daughter that inspire me to stop looking at the road blocks ahead and focus more fully on never giving up!