My name is David John Coleman II, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Addictions Counselor, Artist, and Triathlete based in Chicago, Illinois. My goal for my very first Full IRONMAN, IRONMAN 2015 Coeur D’Alene is to partner with Anna Schindler Foundation. That's enough about me for now, so please let me share about my privilege and honor to partner alongside the team racing for Anna Schindler Foundation. The Foundation's goal is to help with the generous and compassionate cause for children and families surviving through pediatric cancer, the related treatments, and the life situations that come along with such Medical Crises. The Anna Schindler Foundation was founded from the generosity, compassion, and energy inspired by Anna Schindler and her family as they survived through Anna’s diagnosis of Hepatoblastoma (liver cancer). Currently, the foundation raises awareness of childhood cancer and supports families battling through childhood cancer by aiding such families with meals cards when inpatient at the hospital, offsetting grocery, gas, car repair, and lodging expenses, we have even helped with burial costs. For more information on Anna Schindler, please visit Anna’s CaringBridge website or Anna’s Memorial Website.
My goal is to raise $3,000! Please help me compete in the 2015 IRONMAN Coeur D’Alene and support the Anna Schindler Foundation. Any effort or amount donated such as simply passing on information about this fundraiser or a monetary donation of simply $2.00 is much appreciated.
For more information about my own story please keep reading:
I started competing in Triathlons in 2013 in a small 16 mile (25K race), 1 year later I competed in the 2014 United States Triathlon National Championship in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Now it’s time for my first Full IRONMAN, which has been a lifelong dream that for many years, I could never have conceived as a possibility for myself. As I am a full-time Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Chicago, I cannot dedicate my efforts to winning or making a profession out of triathlon competitions, and I compete without performance enhancing drugs. This level of commitment to competition shows and in the U.S.A. Triathlon National Championship, I was very far from winning the race and far from qualifying for Team U.S.A. in the World Championships. Nevertheless, I have experienced amazingly astounding successes that I couldn’t have dreamed possible for myself since I have started my Triathlon Training in 2013, which include: better health, better self-awareness, more energy throughout my day, better sleep, a greater sense of accomplishment and self-esteem, less time involved in being a “couch potato,” and a level of intimacy and bonding amongst other athletes. Partnering with the Anna Schindler Foundation has renewed my own goal for self-improvement by giving me a new reason and meaning to continue in my training for an amazing cause dear to my heart. I have been drawn to the Anna Schindler Foundation because of its mission to help the vulnerable and under resourced. In particular, I have a special passion for protecting and supporting children as I have dedicated my career as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker to working with youth and families, and my own family has even experienced growth, meaning, and spiritual formation amidst our own Medical Crises. It is a sincere joy to join the cause to race with Anna Schindler Foundation in IRONMAN Coeur D’Alene 2015!
Links to Anna Schindler Foundation and my LinkedIN.
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