Sunday, March 23, 2014

We're Going to Boston (in spirit, anyway)!!!

Shortly after Paige's diagnosis, I connected with a fellow teacher in the district.  She, too, is a runner--though my running resume pales in comparison to hers.  You see, she's a marathon runner.  A Boston Marathon runner.  A 2013 Boston Marathon survivor.  Yep, God has put some pretty special people along our path! :)

Ruth shared her story with me, from the thrill of the run to the traumatic events that cut the day short. At one point she wasn't sure she wanted to take part in that race again, but something led her to give qualifying a try.  Even after qualifying, she wrestled with the decision of participating--until she heard Paige's story.

Inspired by my daughter's strength and determination, Ruth plans to run this year's Boston Marathon in celebration of Paige's amazing spirit.  This wonderful woman chose to join the ranks of Paige's supporters and honor her in a most unique way!  **Ruth has asked those wishing to sponsor this endeavor make a donation to Paige's Go Fund Me account set up by a family friend. 

Strength.  Determination.  Courage.  These traits abound in runners and patients alike.  Though they differ in obstacles faced, the goal is the same:  Finish STRONG!

...let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.   Hebrews 12:1

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