Celia Wechenk via Crowdrise
September 28, 2011
BENEFITING: Orphanaid Africa
EVENT DATE: Sep 25, 2011
TO ALL OUR SUPPORTERS:
Once again thank you very much for your support with the Accra International Marathon! We have had great success!
Daniela, who is blind, ran the 10K for 1h28m with her guides and Daniel, also blind, ran the 21K for 3h25m with his guides, they were so excited when they finished marathon and it was the first time for them receiving cheers and encouragement from such a large crowd. Many of the spectators have never seen blind runner before, and it was interesting to hear their reactions. Running the event was slightly challenging, but the kids did a great job!
Overall, we had a fantastic experience and it's proof that sports provides a positive and motivating experience to enhance the lives of the children because they succeeded in their goal and worked hard to reach it. Daniel and Daniela said “I can do it, so you can do it!!!!” and “I will invite my friends who are blind to run marathon next year and I will also support my friends”
Thank you for your support!!