BENEFITING: The Anna Schindler Foundation
ORGANIZER: THE IRONMAN FOUNDATION
EVENT: Your Journey Your Cause 2017
Many of you know I am a Pediatric Oncology Nurse and am very passionate about my job. I did Ironman in 2015 for the Anna Schindler Foundation and it was one of the most inspiring, and rewarding experiences I have ever had. I new I wanted to do it again but wasn't quite planning on it this year. When CDA recently announced it would be the last year I decided I have to do it now. The training is not going to be easy but it is nothing that our oncology kids and their familes endure.
The Anna Schindler Foundation is a local foundation who was founded by Annas' parents. She was a very very special girl I took care of who had hepatoblastoma- liver cancer. Unfortunately Anna lost her short battle with the horrible disease and her parents have since formed this amazing foundation to help local oncology familes. Check out their website for more information and watch this very moving video.
I get to see first hand how these families are helped. I cannot even imagine being told my child has cancer, let alone be expected to continue on with everyday life. These kids go through things that no child should ever have to go through and financial stress is the last thing you want to worry about when your number one priority is saving your childs life. If you have ever wanted to do something that would be so generous, helpful, and beyond appreciated then please help me raise money for the foundation. "Open your heart and give a hand to a child"