209 miles, 209 steps, 209 tears and $3365!!!!
I’m humbled, amazed, and grateful for what the Powerthirst runners have done for us as a family. When I made our need for an accessible van known to our family and friends, I never imagined this level of support. The amount of encouragement from the runners has been incredible. Every time Aidan climbed his steps at home we cheered for a runner as we knew they’d be running for us. We had a moment at the finish line that reminded us that we’re living in our new normal as Aidan had an inconvenient, not serious, reaction to a new medication. We did a lot of deep breathing and recognized that this would not be the last time we’re hit from left field slightly uoverwhelmed. Then we got back in the game and cheered our hearts out. The most precious gift the runners gave me is hope. Hope that we will reach our goal, but more importantly, hope that there’s a place in people that wants to reach out to others.