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Kiera Whalen's Fundraiser:

Pietro's Fight Runs NYC 2013

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EVENT: 2013 ING New York City Marathon

Kiera Whalen

THE STORY:

Hello everyone! I am running the ING NYC Marathon this year and I am running for an amazing little boy, Pietro.

Last July, Pietro was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, he was three years-old at the time. Boys with DMD are confined to a wheelchair by their early teens and succumb to the disease by their late teens, early twenties. There is currently no cure for DMD and time is running out.

Pietro's diagnosis was devastating for all those around him. It is often difficult to believe that a happy child like Pietro has to struggle everyday of his life. Although he differs from other children in some aspects, Pietro is a funny, kind, regular kid who enjoys pasta with clam sauce and ice cream.

This past January I ran my first marathon in Disney World. I was nervous, anxious, and unsure if I could make it to the end. However, I finished what I started and Pietro is the reason I kept going.

When I told Pietro I was running for him he asked if he could run with me. I know with your help, Pietro will be running a marathon one day and I hope you will join me as I cheer for Pietro on the sidelines with his children.

Join me as I run NYC for Pietro and help the thousands of other boys living with DMD. Every donation helps and can make a difference.

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