This June I get to do the Grand Rapids Triathlon as a part of the Dream Team supporting Make-A-Wish Michigan for a third year!! Words cannot describe how it feels to be able to be apart of something way bigger than myself. When I am racing with the Dream Team jersey on, I'm not just hoping to set a new PR, I'm racing for all the kids who are fighting their toughtest battle. That's why I am back again joing the DREAM TEAM for another year!
This time I will be swimming, biking and running a total of 70.3 miles (crazy, right!?!) - all at once. No breaks. No time outs. Just a 1.2 mile swim, a 56 mile bike and finishing it out with a half marathon - you know 13.1 miles. This will be the longest race I have ever done and I can't wait to represent the Dream Team as I race to the finish line!
Make-A-Wish Michigan grants over 400 wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions every year. Granting wishes gives the kids and their families hope, strength and joy. I couldn’t imagine if one of the littles in my life ever got sick like that, but I want to do everything I can to bring a smile and some extra strength to the kids that are sick.
Recently Jacob, from Burton had his wish to go to Disney World come true. Here is what his mom had to say about the impact of the trip: “Jakes favorite parts were riding roller coasters and meeting all the characters. He also loved that he and his brother got the bigger bedroom and bathroom and had tuck in time with Mayor Clayton. I was in awe about the whole situation. I cried. The smile on Jake’s face warmed my heart. I am truly grateful for this opportunity. Give Kids the World itself is a world you never want to leave. They’re all kind and so helpful…and the parks are every kid’s dream… Thank you again Make-A-Wish from Jacob and Family” – Wish Mom Roni
Please help by contributing any amount you can - $1 $5, $20, $50, $75, $100 or even more. Every dollar you donate can help Make-A-Wish kids renew their courage and find a turning point in their lives.
Thank you for your support!