Saturday, October 3, 2009

31 for 21 Day 2!

Chris, Colin and I are blessed with the most wonderful family and friends. From the very beginning, since well before Colin's diagnosis of Down Syndrome was confirmed, we have had friends and family rally around us and fully support us through this journey. I know that we would have picked ourselves up without the support because of Colin, but we never would have gotten up so quickly without the amount of hands that have held ours since the beginning.

Because of Colin, we have had so many of our friends and family researching Down Syndrome to understand it better and finding their own ways to show their support to the community in honor of Colin. In honor of Down Syndrome Awareness month, I would like to thank and pay tribute to our friends and family for all of your support!

In an earlier post, I spoke about how my brother Tim participated in a triatholon in Boulder, Colorado in honor of Colin while raising money for the Special Olympics. Click on the previous sentence to read more about it...

This week, my Dad (Colin's Grandad) is preparing to run in the ING Marathon in Hartford, Connecticut on Saturday...and he is doing it in honor of his grandson Colin. I am so proud of him that he is going to do this at 53 years old!

Dear Dad/Grandad~

Thank you for support of Colin by attemtping to run 26.2 miles. We know that it sometimes feels like a daunting task for you, but we are so proud of you and honored that you are doing this for yourself and for Colin. We wish you the best of luck and we love you so much!


Kelli, Chris, and Colin


1 comment:

Natalia said...

Your father is so awesome!!! Congratulations!!