Ashley Caudill via Crowdrise
October 12, 2011
BENEFITING: SUSAN G KOMEN BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION
ORGANIZER: SUSAN G KOMEN BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION
EVENT: Honda LA Marathon 2012
EVENT DATE: Mar 18, 2012
My name is Ashley and my Aunt is currently battling breast cancer. When I found out the news I was scared, really scared, and I'm ashamed to admit that through the process I have failed to be there as I should. Sometimes when I'm overwhelmed with emotion I hide. However, I was speaking to my Aunt the other day, really speaking not just the generic conversations that so many of us have on a daily basis and I felt the struggle and defeat yet hope in my Aunts voice. It was then that I knew I had to do something to go through this battle with her. I will never understand exactly what she is going through (God willing we will cure this disease before it effects more people) but I can do something, I have to be able to do something? Right??????? HECK YES! I am not a runner... Ok maybe recently you can say I've become a runner but just a few months ago the thought of running a mile made me want to vomit. So the thought of running 26.2 while exciting because I like to beat myself is also mortifying, but I've decided that every sore muscle, every ache, and every triumph of a run completed will be part of my journey with my Aunt. This is my way to go through this with her. I will run 26.2 miles for her, for us! Please support this cause. It's weird because we all know what cancer is, well we think we do, we also think we know how we'd react if someone we know has to battle it, but truth be told what we "think" and what we do are two different things. I can never know the trials my Aunt is facing, but I can face trials for her, and that is what I will do. She starts radiation this coming week, and I will start Marathon training. I love you Aunt Chris.... we will fight these battles together, God didn't make us to be independent but to be dependent on him. Through him we are shown mercy, grace, and love in it’s rawest most beautiful state.
God Bless and Thank you for any help!