Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Motivation

Motivation can come from lots of different places. I love running early in the summer so I can see the sunrise.

  I found a new source of motivation last week.  I was recently matched with a 6 year old girl named Emory who has AHC through I Run 4.  I don't know that I had ever heard of AHC until last week when I "met" Emory.

AHC is Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood, is a complex disease, it creates:
  • • Movement problems like Cerebral Palsy
    • Learning challenges like autism
    • Behavioral issues like ADHD
    • True Epilepsy in at least 50% of cases
    • Bouts of temporary paralysis that last for minutes to days at a time
    • Currently incurable and essentially untreatable
    • In other words…very debilitating and heartbreaking! 
  •                                                                              (source)
Emory is 6 years old.  I think she is a perfect match for me.  My daughter is 6 and one of the top names on my list for her was Emory.  I sat down with my kids and told them about her and they are excited too and want to run and bike for her too.

Cola is in too.

   If you are interested in being matched with someone check it out HERE



8 comments:

  1. ((((holds out treat to EMORY xoxoxox))))

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  2. Wow, how touching! I love the connection between the age and name…definitely a sign that you got the right match. Very cool that you are doing this!

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  3. That is so awesome! I love that Cola is in too!

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  4. That's a very cool way to be matched with someone! Thanks for sharing :)

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  5. so interesting! thanks for sharing about the idea, i love it!

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  6. It's a match made in heaven! That's awesome that you are doing that. I love that name! If I was having a girl I would totally steal it!

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  7. I've been running for my match through I Run 4 since last September and it is the best experience! So happy for you and Emory!

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