musings of a marathoning dog mom
Team Rett waterstop at mile 16 of the 2014 Boston Marathon. Inspirational and pushed us towards the finish line!
Talking to Kate’s class at the Purple Out. Kate is to the left being held by her mother Heather.
My Cause: God has blessed me with health and the ability to run. Kate Kauffman is a beautiful, spirited 1st grader whose mobility and ability to speak has been stolen by Rett Syndrome. God, and a series of events in my life and in the lives of many people, have led me to applying and being accepted to Team Rett Fundracers and the opportunity to run the Boston Marathon and raise money for Rett Syndrome research. Exciting is the fact that the studies so far have found that Rett Syndrome is reversible as there are many, many studies and trials being conducted right now. We will hear Kate speak in our lifetime is a very real hope and is the inspiration for my training.Also check out: http://anitaprofessional.tumblr.com/Angel Kate: Kates parents (picture of the family) Nick and Heather are two of our closest friends here in Anita. They have four children, Grace, Joe, Kate and Zach and our families do a lot together whether its ballgames, get-togethers or just working out at the Anita Wellness Center. Kate is mainstreamed into her class at CAM North Elementary in Anita and is loved by students and staff. To know Kate is to fall in love with her smile, her excitable temperament, but it breaks your heart at the same time to see how Rett Syndrome has taken away her voice and has limited her physically.Marathon: When I concluded the Chicago Marathon in just over five hours I …