At the age of 62 I found my purpose and now I am realizing it. I have a 12-year old granddaughter, Kylie, who has cystic fibrosis. Children with this disease are expected to live to just over half my age. I need to do everything in my power to help change that. My purpose is to run and ask for your help, I can’t do this alone because I am blind.
One of the many blessings of losing my eyesight is that I now run. I run marathons, as many as six a year. I want to take this blessing and put it to use for my granddaughter’s benefit. My purpose is to run the perimeter of the United States, approximately 11,000 miles, to raise awareness and funds for cystic fibrosis research…why? It’s all I can do.
Helping is simple:
Share my story; if you’re reading this on Facebook, share this to your page, if you’ve picked this up from Twitter, re-tweet this. The power of getting the message out what will keep my purpose going.
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Click on my donation page and donate directly to support the “It’s all I can do” run. You can also donate directly to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation from this page.
As a blind runner, I need guides, lots of them. I will be running and walking 20 miles a day. I need guides to guide me for any distance, and the guide can plan the route.
- Guides must be willing to run in any and all weather conditions and road surfaces.
- I would love to find someone who has a large passenger van to carry supplies, be a moving central command center and possibly a moving bunkhouse.
- Someone to organize the running group onsite, communicate changes, adapt and be air traffic control for the largest relay to ever pass a blind baton.
I will also need places to stay all along my journey, and help with the logistics of getting me to a track, taking me to get food, and someone to take me to the store once in a while. If you have a couch or spare bedroom, it would be greatly appreciated. Helping me save money will ensure that I can donate the maximum amount of funds to find a cure for cystic fibrosis.
That’s where the help starts, here’s where you can make a difference:
Share this story right now, if you don’t run or walk and can’t guide, maybe someone you know will, give someone else the opportunity to help by sharing this story.
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Join, this purpose needs many many people, none more important than another, if you have a skill you think we can use, tell us.