BENEFITING: MYTEAM TRIUMPH
EVENT DATE: Oct 27, 2013
Welcome to Ryan Genry’s fundraising page in support of AINSLEY’S ANGELS of AMERICA!
YES, I am running the 2013 Marine Corps Marathon!
YES, you can support our efforts with a donation, book donation, and/or support on social media (details below).
From Ryan Genry
First of all, thank you for taking the time to read this page. I had the pleasure of meeting the Rossiter’s when I was in Virginia Beach at a school for the USMC in 2010. Ainsley’s dad, Rooster, was one of my instructors and he invited our class to their house for a graduation party. After meeting the rest of the Rossiter family, I was moved by the fight in Ainsley and their tremendous support. Since we all share a passion for running, I told Rooster that I would love to do my part and run a race in support of Ainsley’s Angels. I finally get the chance while running my first marathon this October. Please take a look at Ainsley’s inspiring story below.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!
So, who is Ainsley?
Well, she does not talk or walk; she does not play for fun; but she smiles, while out for a run. An inspiration to thousands, she is an amazing little girl with a smile that will light up any room. Shortly after being diagnosed with an extremely rare progressive genetic nerve disorder called Infantile Neuroaxonal Dystrophy (INAD), Ainsley completed the Surfer's Healing Virginia Beach 5K road race. Her first of many running-aided, wind-induced smiles took her family's collective breath away, as she received her finisher's medal and became an official Team Hoyt Virginia Beach (THVB) ATHLETE! Inspired by Dick and Rick Hoyt, and the only running team authorized by the Hoyt's to use their name, THVB provided Ainsley's family with a therapeutic means to fight the devastation associated with learning and trying to live with the fact she has a terminal illness. The positive energy surrounding the start line, the children smiling from ear to ear, the togetherness of every member preparing to "roll with the wind", the fearlessness of the athletes, the normalcy of the family, and the love everyone shares is a therapy like no other. In an effort to spread this amazing experience to as many people as possible, Ainsley inspired the creation of seven 501c3 public charities (LA, NC, northern and southern CA, VA, MD, TX) and the Ainsley's Angels of America Foundation. Aiming to see other families experience what the Hoyt's have experienced nearly 1100 times and what the Rossiter’s have experienced over 40 times (so far), they established these organizations to ensure others can "roll with the wind" and live up to the philosophy of, "Yes You Can."
All funds raised will help Ainsley's Angels continue its mission: "In addition to ensuring everyone can experience endurance events, Ainsley's Angels of America aims to build awareness about America's special needs community through inclusion in all aspects of life, by promoting awareness, providing education, and participating as active members in local communities."
Another way to help, is to spread the word of Ainsley's Angels' efforts.
1. Click here to purchase the children’s book, Born an Angel, written by Ainsley’s 11-year old sister and donate it to a local elementary school library! Proceeds go to the Ainsley's Angels Foundation
2. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @ainsleys_angels
3. Like us on Facebook
4. Visit and share our website