EVENT DATE: Oct 11, 2014
Miss Pea's Peeps are a group of people who are participating in the October 11, 2014 Hartford Marathon and raising money for Connecticut Children's Medical Center. The October 11 race offers a marathon, half marathon, 5k, relay, and kids fun run, so it is perfect for all fitness levels.
At 5 weeks of age Penelope was diagnosed with Biliary Atrisia, a rare congenital liver disorder, where the gallbladder ducts are not formed . The doctors of CCMC performed a Kasi surgery on tiny Miss Pea to drain the bile from her liver. The surgery has so far been a success and while she will need a liver transplant someday, Penelope is a growing and happy 7 month old little girl. From day one the doctors at CCMC were compassionate, knowledgeable and supportive. The facility offered a place not just for Penelope to heal but an environment where all we had to worry about was being with our daughter as she healed. There are so many children and so many families that are helped by CCMC. During Pea's recovery we met many children and parents, some in for a short procedure some in the hospital for months. CCMC provides so much more than medical care, they offer family rooms, laundry facilities, movies, toys, arts and crafts, just to name a few things to make the child's healing the only thing a family needs to worry about.
We are truly blessed to have found a great support network and medical care facility such as CCMC, and for our little girl who is a strong survivor. Please help us help those who children need the expert medical care of CCMC and sign up for Miss Pea's Peeps!
Those who register for the race VIA CCMC will be asked to commit to a goal of $500 or at least raise enough to cover the cost of entry as CCMC pays for your registration. If you do not feel like you can raise $500 you may still donate to those who are fundraising and register via the Hartford Marathon website if you want to run the race, and you can still join us for the celebration! Anything from $1 up will help.
CONNECTICUT CHILDRENS MEDICAL CENTER FOUNDATION INC wrote -
Team Connecticut Children's is dedicated to running for a cause by raising funds to support Connecticut Children's Medical Center through participating in the 2014 NU Hartford Marathon. All donations directly support Connecticut Children's and our mission for giving children and families the care they deserve.
There are two easy ways to show your support. Click the big DONATE button or go one step further and help us fundraise by clicking the JOIN THE TEAM button. By joining our team you’ll get your own personalized fundraising page to share with family and friends. This allows you to invite them to get involved and support you and all of your hard work along with Connecticut Children's!
For more information about Connecticut Children's Medical Center's services and families you are supporting please visit www.connecticutchildrens.org