BENEFITING: AINSLEYSANGELS OF AMERICA
EVENT DATE: Oct 22, 2017
Melissa Peplow wrote -
We are Vicky and Melissa also known as Team Two for One. We are a rather unique team in that Melissa is legally blind and Vicky, on the other hand is in a wheelchair as a stroke survivor. This is where the Two for One comes in. Melissa uses her TWO good legs to help push mainly on hills and uneven terrain while Vicky uses her Right arm, Right leg and TWO big wheelchair wheels to "run" (well roll). Together we work as ONE team. In spite of our limitations and with God's help, and your help, we are determined to use what we do have to the max. We also strive to help encourage others to do the same. We have been so blessed to have run this event with Ainsley's Angels for the past 2 years. Each time, we experienced inclusion to its utmost. Last year Vicky was honored beyond belief when she was given the late Ainsley's wheel covers for her chair. Let me tell you a lot of happy tears were shed that night as well as during the actual race the next day. This year we want to continue to spread Ainsley's message of inclusion for all With your help, we want to focus on bringing inclusion to our local East Tennessee chapter of Ainsley's Angels. Our fundraising goal is $1,775 which will not only allow both of us to run in the MCM, but we will also be able to allocate funds to help purchase a trailer to house and transport our growing fleet of specialized racing chairs (chariots ) that allow some very special children and adults the opportunity to get off the sidelines and roll with the wind at many endurance events in the local area. Ainsley's Angels of America (www.ainsleysangels.org) is an AAmazing non-profit organization thathelps to provide special needs and disabled youth and adults (athlete riders) with specialized jogging chairs, freedom chairs, so that able bodied individuals (angels) can push them in endurance races such as the Marine Corps Marathon. This helps to promote inclusion of ALL individuals in events such as this . To learn even more about our crazy journey, you may find us on our Facebook page "With a Will there is a Way". Thank you all so very much for your support not only to Team Two for One but also to Ainsley's Angels of America. Please remember no donation is too small.