EVENT DATE: Sep 13, 2015
Shira Flowers wrote -
I am doing my first Half Ironman distance triathlon in honor of my son Elijah. Last summer, Elijah was in a skateboarding accident that resulted in a severe injury to his kidney. The doctors, nurses, volunteers and support staff at Connecticut Children's Medical Center did an amazing job treating Elijah and helping our family through the long weeks of treatment, recuperation and followup care. Today, Elijah has regained full functioning of that kidney, and our family is so grateful to the hospital staff who made his recovery possible. I am proud to dedicate every step of my training and my 70.3 mile race to my brave and strong son and the professionals who helped him to heal.