It's not a race...It's a journey.
Sitting in the Trailblaze information meeting a few weeks ago, Cliff, Callie and I were excited to try something new -- ready to commit to training for this 28-mile hike. After the presentation, we were even more excited to take on this year’s Trailblaze Challenge.
In addition to the physical challenge, we have committed ourselves to raise money for Make-A-Wish to help grant the wishes of children with critical illnesses. It was this piece of the challenge that was most inspiring. Sure, we are more than a little worried about reaching this fundraising goal and the pain associated with the training, but that worry is nothing compared to the worry and pain these kids and their families go through on a daily basis.
Wish kids are some of the bravest and sweetest kids you'll ever know. They wish to work in a pickle factory, become a superhero, go snorkeling, give their baseball team new uniforms, and push all of the buttons in a tall building's elevator. Their innocence and unexpected wisdom stay with you. In my lifetime, I have known three Make-A-Wish recipients. The joy the Make-A-Wish gift brings children and their families during the hardest times in their lives is more than powerful.
Make-A-Wish grants thousands of unique wishes each year. A lot, yes. But that’s only 50% of eligible kids. I’m fundraising so more deserving kids and their families can know the happiness, relief, and renewal a wish can bring. With your help, it’s possible.
Please help me support this great cause by joining me on the trail or helping me hit my Trailblaze Challenge fundraising goal. Thank you for your support!