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40 miles for Rachelle and Elise

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My childhood best friend of 35 years was diagnosed in June of 2013 with Peritoneal Mesothelioma. She unknowingly was exposed to the substance Asbestos at some point in her childhood and it slowly accumulated in her body till she showed signs of the disease most likely 30 years after the exposure. She battled this extremely painful illness for 10 months and then she succombed to it on Easter of 2014.
Towards the end, I made a promise to Rachelle. I told her that I would make sure that she didn’t go through all of this in vain. I would make sure something good came of all this. I told her It might not happen tomorrow, next week or next month, but it’s going to happen.
Rachelle has a beautiful daughter named Elise who lost her mother at the tender age of eleven. Young enough to still need her Mom everyday and old enough to understand the void that will always be a part of her story. With that said, living in an entirely separate state, I plan on "being around." We keep in touch through text and all future visits back to the bay area will be centered around seeing this beautiful extension of my beloved best friend.
I think it is very important that when Elise embarks out into the world, she has something symbolic from her mother (through me) to know that she is loved and believed in. My goal is to raise $5000 if only to pay for her textbooks the first semester of college. I will speed walk a marathon on January 17 2015 and the next day speed walk the rock and roll half marathon, a total of 40 miles. I've only done one marathon previously (10 years ago) and can attest it was difficult to walk to the kitchen the next day so this will be a personal challenge like no other. Please support me in giving my best friends daughter a gift of love to inspire her to be successful in her future college endeavors.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.



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