On December 17, 2003, my family was complete when I brought home Jada, a three-year-old beagle from the Western PA Humane Society. It was unconditional love at first sight, and my love only grew as Jada helped my father's heart mend after open-heart surgery and provided comfort to my mother as she endured preventative chemotherapy for colon cancer. Jada was there through every trial and triumph. When she was diagnosed with urethral cancer in 2012, it was our turn to bring Jada solace. After fighting for nearly a year, we let go of Jada on September 30, 2013. Months after her diagnosis, I ran past the Western PA Humane Society during the Pittsburgh Marathon. Months after losing her, I ran past this shelter again during the Pittsburgh 10-Miler. This year, I am honored to run past the place where I first met Jada as I run the Pittsburgh Half Marathon to raise money for the Western PA Humane Society, the shelter which rescued Jada from the streets so we could bring her home. I will run for Jada and for all of the animals who need to find loving homes. Please consider supporting Jada, shelter animals, the Western PA Humane Society, and me with a financial contribution. No donation is too small, and all donations are greatly appreciated! Thanks!
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