It has been 2 weeks now since the Richmond marathon. I want to write one last post as "Marathon G-ma." I am so grateful for all the support I have received throughout this endeavor. I am sincerely appreciative of the kind words and messages. I especially want to thank those of you who made donations to the GSF. Some of you I have thanked personally, but some of you made anonymous donations, so I don't know who to thank. Please know that it meant a lot to me and my family. It was cool to tell people that we had raised over 4000 dollars for a charity! We could not have done that alone!
I am glad to have run the marathon, but I am kind of sad for it to be over. I hope that I have helped inspire some of you to make a difference in some way. I owe a lot to Jessica Applegate for thinking of the idea of a marathon for Callie and for finding the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation. I hope to be able to continue to find ways to help. One thing I have learned from this experience is that we should do all we can to be of service to people who need our help. Before Callie was diagnosed with SMA, I had no idea that there was such a condition. I didn't know that there were children and families who were dealing with this trial. Awareness is a start, but there is much more to be done. Thanks again for your help, concern, love and prayers!