Tuesday, February 13, 2007

My Hero

We all have heroes in our lives; people that we look up to for one reason or another.

My hero's name is Matthew. He is the most awesome kid in the world!!!

I met him a year ago when I became involved with Team in Training. He was my honored hero when I ran the Indy half marathon to raise money for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

He was diagnosed with Leukemia when he was 8 years old. And TOMORROW (Feb 14th) is his 15th birthday.That's one heck of a long time to be under going chemo! But he deals with it like a champ and lives up to his motto, "NEVER GIVE UP!" every day of his life.

He is even dearer to my heart because he is a runner, too. And I often think about him running in track meets the day after chemo when I am out there wanting to quit on a long run. It helps to keep things in perspective for me.

Matthew's mom keeps a website for him. Matthew loves to read the messages that people leave for him, so will you please help me make Matthew's birthday special by going to his website and leaving him a birthday wish in the guestbook!!

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  1. Did it! This was a beautiful post, what a brave kid:-)

  2. Can't wait to see your vacation pics!!

    I will head over to Matthew's page!

  3. Our team honorees are the greatest! I am looking forward to seeing all of the pictures.