BENEFITING: FREE WHEELCHAIR MISSION
EVENT DATE: May 05, 2013
I'll be running the OC Half Marathon on May 5, 2013. It's always great to run, but even better, when you're running for a reason.
For me, it's about giving back. And this is my way to give back to my dad and to other people who are in the need of a wheelchair. Do you know how expensive they are? It's crazy ridiculous.
Free Wheelchair Mission can make a wheelchair for only $71.88. If I can raise $720, then that'll be just enough for 10 wheelchairs. Awesome! They work around the world in sending wheelchairs to hundreds of thousands of individuals with disabilities who need a wheelchair, but can't afford one. They provide not only the gift of mobility, but of dignity, independence, and hope.
My dad was in a car accident when I was 6 years old and became a quadrapalegic. He passed away in 1993, and this year will mark his 20th anniversary. He was an awesome dad. One thing he always did was encourage me to follow my dreams, my ambitions and to always take risks. Running for me isn't really my favorite thing to do (I'm a horrible runner), but my dad would have loved to run again, especially, in an event like this.
So, help me raise a little money for people who are in need of a wheelchair. Having mobility should be a luxury we can all afford.
This is for you, Paw! =)