Welcome to My Personal Page
8 years ago (when I turned 40) I started my journey to getting healthy. I started walking with the thought that I would be able to run enough to do a 5k or two. 8 years later I have done countless 5k's, 10k's, 15k's, half marathons, and have run the Disney Marathon 5 times. In July 2021 I turn 50 and got the crazy idea to do something more Marathon weekend. This something is more than crazy, it is more than Goofy even, some would say it is flat out Dopey. I decided that since I am turning 50 I need to run almost 50 miles (48.6 to be exact) over 4 days and complete the Disney Marathon Dopey Challenge. I need to really make this something meaningful, so I am doing it to help raise funds for Autism Speaks.
15 years ago we found out that our son James was autistic. One of the first resources we found was Autism Speaks. We were able to learn the signs of autism and more importantly what we could do to help James be the best he could be. Now James is 18 and we have looked to Autism Speaks for resources to help guide us through his transition into adulthood. I am asking you to help us support an organization that has helped us so much in the past
How can you support me?
- Donate. You can donate through my TeamUp site or through my Facebook Fundraiser.
- Share. You can share my story and my site/fundraiser with your friends asking them to donate and help.
Thank You and God Bless,
About Autism and Autism Speaks:
Autism, or autism spectrum disorder, refers to a range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech, and nonverbal communication. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates 1 in 59 children is on the autism spectrum.
Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions. They empower people with autism and their families with resources, online tools and information covering the life span.
Autism Speaks enhances lives today and is accelerating a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow.
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