Flora Allen-Hopson via Crowdrise
January 11, 2012
BENEFITING: Joslin Diabetes Center
ORGANIZER: Joslin Diabetes Center
EVENT: 2012 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 16, 2012
I'm fundraising for this event because I believe so strongly in all the good things Joslin Diabetes Center does.
When you are a parent, you will do anything for your child. In loving my babies with my whole heart I would do anything to support their dreams, honor their journey. But, love and try as I might...I was not prepared to shield my son from the heartbreak he would endure as he watched his own son battle for his life.
As my son Ray prepared to win an NBA Championship, my baby Grandson, Walker was fighting with all his mini might to survive his diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes. With God's help, he continues to battle everyday.
This was the moment as a parent that I will never forget. It changed me. Forever.
On Monday, April 16 I will be running my third BOSTON MARATHON to honor our Walker and his unwaivering persistence, strength, resilience and hope as he continues on his path to triumph over this cowardly disease that is Type 1 diabetes.
PLEASE support me as I run 26.2 miles for my Grandson. Its the least I can do to show Walker how his joy has inspired us; the least I can do to show my son how proud I am of the loving father he is...the least we ALL can do to find a CURE for the millions of little "champions" like my Walker who do battle with diabetes every moment of everyday.
Its funny, people keep cautioned me about "heartbreak hill"; but, running up a hill isn't heartbreak. Diabetes is heartbreak. Watching your grandson fight to live is heartbreak. Standing by helpless as your grown son kneels in prayer over his baby in bedside vigil- that's heartbreak.
But, because of Joslin- we do have hope. Please help me support Joslin Diabetes Center to find a CURE for diabetes for Walker and the millions of children like him. Together we can help hope stamp out heartbreak...we can, we WILL!
My Walker made me a "runner"...
...please support my race to the CURE !
Blessings and Love,