BENEFITING: UnityPoint Health Foundation
EVENT DATE: Oct 18, 2015
I started running last year with the goal of finishing the IMT Des Moines Marathon. I had planned on running one marathon, and never doing it again. While I did complete the goal of finishing the race, it really didn't provide the satisfaction I was looking for. I decided I wanted to run it again, but do it better this time! Unfortunately, I just could not get motivated to start running again. When the opportunity came up to run it for Blank Children's Hospital, I could not think of a better motivation.
I am so grateful to have three healthy children. It is so easy to take our good health for granted, and to not keep our own challenges in perspective. It is impossible for me to understand why some children must face what no child should even have to know about. I cannot begin to imagine what they and their families must endure. How wonderful it is that they have a program like Child Life to help them through it, and what special people it takes to serve in this role!
I am training to run the marathon to raise money and support the kids and programs at Blank Children's Hospital. Please consider a donation to help!