April 20, 2016
BENEFITING: Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation
ORGANIZER: Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation
EVENT: Pittsburgh Marathon 2016
EVENT DATE: May 01, 2016
My race day bib this year says 4MYKIDS instead of my name .... Everything I do, is for my family. I am running this 1/2 marathon for my daughter, Ellie. Ellie was diagnosed this year with a submucous cleft palate. Ellie has had a challenging road with sinus infection after sinus infection as well as many cases of periorbital cellulitis. She is currently not responding to antibiotics bc she has been on so many so frequently. She will be having surgery in June at Children's Hospital to repair her cleft. She has speech therapy now and will continue after surgery. Ellie is a smart, sweet, caring, brave and inspirational little girl. We are so blessed to have Children's Hospital to help Ellie. She is our inspiration to keep running. Addie and I will be running together on Satuday 4/30 for the Kids Marathon. Then, I am running on Sunday 5/1 for the 1/2 Marathon.
Together, we are running to show our support of her and all the strong kids at Children's Hospital.
Any donation you can give would be GREATLY appreciated. All money donated from my page will be donated to the Cleft Clinic of CHP.
Addie and Bill