is a little bit nuts, frankly.
But, I'm running my first marathon this November on the Outerbanks.
For me, this race is different. Because while I can go out and run 20 miles with little effort and have it be the highlight of my day, my strong, beautiful sister can't walk across the room without extreme effort, oxygen and pain.
This time, I'm running it for PattySue.
And I'm asking for your help.
I can't breath for my sister. I can't make the pain less. I can't give her my lungs.
But I can do something.
Even with insurance, the cost of a Double Lung Transplant, medication and therapies are overwhelming.
I want my first marathon to be about more than me, a medal or new shirt. I want every mile to mean something.
I'm hoping that 65 of my friends will be willing to be part of my race team and donate $26 to the "65 Roses 4 PattySue Trust Fund" that helps Tricia and her family with their mounting healthcare costs. This trust fund was a lifeline the first time Tricia faced transplant and while she enjoyed 4 years of great health, it was rarely needed. However, as things have changed quickly and bills are adding up, the fund is being restarted and the needs are immense.
If you would like to support this beautiful family and give me a real reason to run you can donate directly through paypal. The paypal link can be found on Pastor Rick's blog, as a button, on the right sidebar. Click HERE and look on the right for the direct link to Paypal or you can mail a check here:
(For details about her trustfund, go HERE.)