BENEFITING: National Kidney Foundation, Inc.
ORGANIZER: National Kidney Foundation, Inc.
EVENT DATE: Nov 01, 2015
I am thrilled to be joining Team Kidney for the 2015 TCS NYC Marathon! I hope to raise at least $2,500. My inspiration for this event is my cousin's baby - the extraordinarily adorable Liam.
Liam was diagnosed with a bladder outlet obstruction when my cousin was 21 weeks pregnant. This led to fluid building up in his abdomen and kidneys. The fluid prevented his lungs from developing properly. After he was born Liam spent 60 days in the NICU but was eventually released and is doing well with the assistance of multiple doctors. His case is what they call "wait and see" - it's not clear how well his kidneys are functioning, only that they are doing OK for his size.
With this little champ in mind I will be running 26.2 miles on 11/01/15. Please consider donating to the National Kidney Foundation which is dedicated to awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease. They provide excellent support and education for families, patients and those at risk.