Thursday, August 19, 2010

Just Keep on Swimming!

Last weekend we took a family trip to the lake, and I watched as JT determinedly swam a long distance to reach me at a floating dock. He cannot see without his glasses, has to wear goggles in the water, and is a new swimmer... so it was quite an accomplishment! He kept paddling, then looking up, and paddling again. He seemed to be getting tired and I kept yelling to him, "Just keep swimming baby! Just like Dory and Nemo! Just keep on swimming'!" He kept pushing, and soon he reached the dock all by himself with a huge smile plastered on his face.

The Long Beach Marathon is just 8 weeks away and we have already raised just over $1000 for NF research! Our team is growing by the day, and I am spending hours training every week to break my 5K PR (Personal Record!)

We still have quite a ways to go toward hitting my $5000 goal, but I know we can do it! CTF is the largest private funder of much-needed money for NF research and treatments. I refuse to give up hope that we will see a cure in my lifetime, and at the least J.T.'s! I know my baby boy is going to live a long healthy life because of the efforts we are making here. All we have to do is Just Keep Swimming'!!

If you have not done so already, I would ask that you take a moment to donate whatever amount you can on my fundraising page. Every dollar counts, and I appreciate your support more than you guys can know!
c_dory.jpg dory nemo image by ultradani
http://www.active.com/donate/nflongbeach2010/Olivia

1 comment:

Hello Eileen said...

I love your blog, Olivia. I'm really lucky to be your friend :)

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