I came home tonight all pumped up from my awesome run on the bridges only to find an e-mail in my inbox that brought me back down. Well, first of all, I need to mention that we had some new Team in Training members out there running the bridges with us tonight. It is always great to see more people supporting the cause! So, this spring season group has their own official honoree just like we do (“we” being the totally cool winter crew). An honoree is someone who is a cancer survivor who shares their story with us to get us motivated to train and raise money. Alan is our fabulous honoree and we are all happy to see him running out there alongside us. 🙂
Now, about the down part. I read the e-mail and it talked about the honoree for the spring season. Now, don’t get me wrong, we are thrilled to have Alan as our honoree. However, when it comes to kids, I feel a strong connection (maybe it has something to do with the fact that I am a teacher and I have 3 beautiful kids of my own). Yes, it was another sad story about a young child coping with cancer. Madysen has had cancer since she was 14 months old and after 2 1/2 years her family thought she was free and clear. However, that was not the case. The evil came back for more. She is still currently undergoing treatment, but strongly pushing through. I can’t wait to meet this little fighter!
You know what? You can help Madysen by ensuring she gets the best treatment options to fight back. Also, think about the financial woes that the family must be facing right now. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society offers financial assistance to patients in addition to all of the many other wonderful services. So, I urge you to visit my website and donate $5 right now. Depending on how many people actually read my blog, that could add up 🙂 Thanks!