Wendy Phelps Lafreniere
I am an ICU-RN and university nursing instructor from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. This will be my FIRST Ironman and I am doing it as a fundraiser to benefit a close friend who suffered a spinal cord injury. When I registered for Florida Ironman 2014, I did so with the thought in the back of my mind that I wanted to do it as a fundraiser. There were several causes that I have had personal and family experience with and felt drawn to. However, there was also a lot of "stuff" that I did not really want to BLOG about AND the thought of doing a fundraiser for a large, national non-profit, while rewarding, felt a little detached.
When my friend was injured, I and many of those who cared about her, felt very helpless to actually do something meaningful to help her. That is when I got the idea to do my Ironman as a fundraiser for her. How AWESOME to be able to do something like an IRONMAN and directly benefit someone whom you personally know and love?!
Thank you IRONMAN Foundation for giving me this opportunity and thank you Andrea for being my friend.
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