World's Window is close to my heart, it is close to my family's heart, and holds a special place in our community. As an organization that provides underprivileged youth the opportunity to pursue secondary and tertiary education, where it would otherwise not be an option, World's Window is impacting some of these children in ways many of us may take for granted.
Mike Casey took over as the Executive Director of World's Window and Gallon Jug Community School in Belize on January 1st 2010. He was incredibly and selflessly committed to pursuing the vision of this organization, and ensuring that the mission of World's Window would prosper under his leadership. On February 26th 2010, Mike, his wife Jill, their 3 year old daughter Makayla, and 6 month old son Bryce tragically passed away in a plane crash in Belize.
The entire Casey family was like my own family--we grew up together from the time I was 5 years old. Mike's brother Danny is now my own Brother In Law--further solidifying the bond of our families.
Unfortunately, due to work and family commitments, I am unable to make the trip to Seattle to run the race this year--but I want to ensure World's Window still gets the opportunity to make a difference in the community that Mike and his family became a part of. I will still train as though I am running the race, and will document some progress as we get closer.
Thank you all for your consideration and generosity to this wonderful organization.