Spartan Strong for Talia
Organized by: Danae Huffer
EVENT DATE Aug 23, 2014
Hey Everyone! Thank you SO much for visiting my fundraiser website... I am raising money for my niece, Talia. Every penny goes directly to helping Talia gain full mobility back... Please take the time to read about her...
Talia had a severe stroke that was caused by vasculitis that started in 3 of the 4 arteries leading to her brain and continued to move and take over the right side of her brain. All at the age of 5 years old and all while being stationed in Germany with her family as her Dad served in the US Army. She was told she would never walk, talk, or eat on her own ever again.The doctors in Germany saw it best for her to be moved to the US for further medical attention. After chemo therapy, physically therapy, a lot of prayer, and a determination like no other she has proved the doctors wrong. Talia is now 9 years old, able to walk, talk, and eat on her own however the right side of her body is still effected by the stroke. She has many obstacles ahead of her but she willing to do the work needed. In order for Talia to live a normal 9 year old life she needs further therapy and therapy machines, all of which cost money...
I am running in the Spartan Race on August 23rd at Wintergreen thinking of Talia... Spartan races are known to make you push yourself to the limits, physically, mentally, and emotionally. Conquering a Spartan race makes you SPARTAN STRONG. I believe Talia is stronger than Spartan strong. She has overcome so much more than any 9 year old should have to overcome, but she did it, always with a smile on her face! My goal is to become Spartan Strong for Talia... Reminding her that you can do ANYTHING you put your mind to... Although she already knows that and I've learned a lot of this from HER. I believe with the help of therapy, therapy machines, and a whole of determination, Talia can become completely independant on her entire right side and have the strength to do normal 9 year old activity... YOU can help sponsor me and ALL proceeds go directly to helping Talia gain her full mobility back!! We are here to help raise money for her therapy camps, therapy machines, to pray, and support her and her family how ever we can.
My goal is to also to provide AWARENESS for strokes, and brain injuries, specifically in children.