Monday, September 27, 2010

{Never Lose Hope 5K Recap}

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This weekend was the first annual Never Lose Hope 5K run and fun walk!  Thanks so all the people who came out to support us and help us remember our amazing little boy!  We had a decent turnout for our very first year -- and a very small planing committee.  I think the total number of participants was around one hundred twenty five.  Not to bad.

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No matter our numbers -- this day was so special to Adam and I.  Just taking some time to honor the life of Gavin and remembering what he taught us in his short three and a half years of life truly meant the world to our family!

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The money raised will be go towards the debt that was accumulated when our home was renovated for Gavin.  The money is not going towards us or our mortgage -- just the contractors and various others who donated there time in advance before the funds were actually there.  To those who are not familiar with our story, Gavin never made it home to this house but rather died that same day as the house was completed.

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Even though this was obviously not the expected outcome, our little home has provided us with a fresh start and holds the sweet memory of our son.  Now, in true Gavin spirit, we will be able to take advantage of all the handicap accessible features in this home to help give another child an awesome life!

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A percentage of our proceeds will also be given to the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation -- in hope that one day treatments and eventually a cure can be found for this horrible disease. 


Thanks again to everyone who helped make this a day filled with hope and healing!

4 comments:

~ Katie ~ said...

Thank you for sharing pics! I've been waiting all day for an update of how things went, since I wasn't able to participate. I hope y'all do it next year and that I'll get to come.

Brayden'smom said...

We had a wonderful time. Looking forward to it again next year. That little green vest brought a tear to my eye. Gavin will always be remembered with the blue eyes that lit up a room and the smile that charmed the world. He was a wonderful little boy that touched so many people.

Ash said...

It certainly sounds like it was a special day. I'm happy everything went well and thanks for sharing pics!

Heidi said...

Great pics...the little green vest, really got to me. Loved the board about your little man. Im glad it was a success, I wish I could of been there. Hugs and prayers-
Heidi & Jack