Who I Am - World Down Syndrome Day
|I am...miles and miles of smiles!|
"don't give up on me, I won't give up on you, just believe in me, like I believe in you" -michael franti
|I am...a champion!|
A sparkle in his eyes and in his heart
Just like any other parent I want to do everything I can to help James. I want people to accept him and I want to help further research that will help James live a more independent life. And so I'm doing what I can to help bring awareness to the need for research and to help fund research. It just so happens I can do that through running. The best part is it has helped my running. Those days we all know that we don't really feel like going for a run, or late in a race when everything hurts, I just think of James and tell myself that every step I take is going to help him. So today I'm going to run for all those who wake up each day and face adversity head on, for those who don't things don't come as easily to, for those who face their challenges with nothing but a smile, a big heart and an incredible amount of determination. I'm going to charge that hill climb for all its worth and I'm going to run hard for James.
"to give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift" -steve prefontaine