So remember here, just a few days ago when I posted this?
Ok well fast forward to today. I was on my way home from work when I heard on the radio that there was going to be a 5K held in memory of a special little girl named Piper and all proceeds will go to the Healthpark NICU. This is the NICU where Nolan was born and lived for 3 days. Just reading her story this morning put me in tears. I can not even imagine making it through the NICU roller coaster and then have this happen. I am deeply saddened for Piper's parents and family and want to be part of this run.
Piper was a beautiful little girl who was born 2 months early and was in the NICU. On December 25, 2009 at the age of 3 years old, Piper passed away unexpectedly. Her parents have set this 5K up in her memory and to raise money for her foundation at the NICU.
How can I turn this run down? Are Chris and I ready for a 5K? Heck no? We started training 3 weeks ago. BUT, I have to be at this run. I have to support another NICU baby. So what... we scheduled our 1st 5K 8 weeks too early, but I can't pass this up.
Granted we may run, walk, run, walk.. I know Nolan will be looking down on us and cheering us on. And I swear the second I get passed that finish line, I predict to be pretty emotional.
So encourage me guys.... We can do this! It's going to take a lot of emotional strength, but I think I have been through worse in the past 8 months, right?
To read about Piper, visit her 5K page here.
Grab some tissue's, your going to need them. They are raising money to buy one of the same incubators that Nolan was in, The Giraffe. They have already raised enough money for one, but let's get another. To donate visit Piper's 5K page to find out how. Or click here.