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Sheena Miller's Fundraiser:

First Half Marathon for Shriners Hospitals for Children

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BENEFITING: Shriners Hospitals for Children

EVENT DATE: Oct 04, 2015

Sheena Miller

THE STORY:

On October 4th, 2015, I am running in the Portland Half Marathon event. I have never run a race of this length before, but I'm excited for the challenge.

Running hasn't always been easy for me. I grew up with a limp, and frequent pain in my left tibia. I especially struggled when trying to run, and used to attribute my difficuties to my own personal weaknesses or faults, rather than symptoms of a disease. It took several years to be accurately diagnosed.

I had my surgeries between ages 6-8. The second one was successful, and after some months with a walker and a wheelchair, I recovered and gained the ability to stand, walk, and run - better than I ever could before.

Running has since played a huge role in my life. It has introduced me to amazing new people, given me peace of mind, taught me about myself, made me appreciate my body's capabilities, pushed me to the brink of quitting, and encouraged me to start anew time and time again. Running is exhilarating, difficult, exposing, personal, physical, and mental.

Sometimes I take for granted that now the only thing that can stop me from running is a lack of will power. Then I remember that I wouldn't be in this fortunate position without the wonderful doctors, physical therapists, nurses, family, friends, teachers, and loved ones who have helped me along the way. I'll always be grateful. 

Pediatric orthopaedic surgery changed my life, and made me a runner. I am donating the money from this fundraiser to Shriners Hospitals for Children, so that it can be used to assist kids that need specialty care. Kids like me.

UPDATE:

I did it! I finished the Half marathon (see my most recent picture for evidence!). Next up, a full one.

Thank you! <3

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Donor Comments

Katherine Fitton

Katherine Fitton

DONATION: $10

Go Sheena! Your story and my story are eerily similar - I was diagnosed with Osteoclastoma in my right tibia as a teenager and I've had 5 surgeries since. There's no tumour anymore, but a fused ankle joint means that, sadly, my story doesn't include being able to run - but you can! You can do it! 2 years ago

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In memory of a great uncle - Thomas G. Bouffard, PhD 2 years ago

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