Here they are! The final mile assignments for Ragnar Great Midwest 2019! You should be able to figure out your runner and the approximate time of your mile!
We’ll be posting all over social media this weekend – check out our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Werun22qragnar/ ), Instagram (@werun22q) and here on our blog! We’re dragging Lynne around with us – she may have broken her leg in training for this Ragnar and gotten out of the actual running part, but we’re making her work as our social media coordinator and photographer extraordinaire!
If anyone has concerns, questions, or changes to this finalized list – I ask that you please send them to email@example.com ASAP – I will be getting into one of the 15 passenger vans and beginning my drive from south Florida to Chicago tomorrow (oh my gosh!) and it will be more difficult to address issues from the road.
Thank you again to all of you – our supporters and fundraisers and fans! We could not take on a project of this undertaking without your love and encouragement – because of you, we’ve raised $12, 786 for The 22q Family Foundation and we’re proud to support their mission of connecting, supporting, and educating families with 22q!
Not exactly the texts you want to get from your child while driving home from work. Or ever, when you feel like you have done everything right to not make him promises, never lied to him about his abilities, tried to educate him about the alternatives. And that those alternatives are viable options. And that not everyone has to go to college, complete with examples of great people he knows who are successful despite- or because- they did not go to college. We gave him positive role models, had conversations about the things he likes to do and ways we can help him turn those into a career. So how could he come home from school, on “Accepted Student Day”, to ask me these questions? My heart broke for him, for me, for all of us who surround and support him on a daily basis. My parents who dote on him and get him through the mundane daily tasks while I go to work each day. His older sisters and a younger brother who encourage and support his every move, and serve as outstanding role models in their own right. So what do I do? (pull over) Answer him. Cry. Just a little. And turn to my team. My #werun22q team. I would say they are my family but that would be doing them a disservice – you don’t get to choose your family. They quickly embraced me, or as much as you can do that via Facebook chat, and made me think of the reality.
Chris is a kid who has come so far; from a newborn with no cry, anesthesia 13 times before his 6th birthday, struggles with school, struggles with simple things like tying his shoes!, getting places on time, all the doctors and therapists. But despite or because of all that, what he is is AWESOME. Chris is kind, he is thoughtful, he is compassionate, quiet and respectful. He is a certified PADI diver and gym enthusiast. Need to know Eagles trivia, anything about a past or present player? Chris is your man. As parents and caregivers we tend to focus on what we can do for our children, but what has Chris done for me? He has made me a better mother, teacher, advocate for my students, daughter, and friend. Because of him, I am so much more than I would be without him-and because of him I get to have #werun22q on my resume. Thank you, Christopher Stevens, for that!
We are so thrilled that so many of you are donating and/or sponsoring miles to be run in honor of someone YOU love! Here is the list of miles as of April 14, 2019. If you don’t see your loved one listed, please email Katie at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can add them! All of these amazing children can also be found on our Wall of Honor!
If you haven’t sponsored a mile yet, but want to – there’s still time! We are going to be accepting names for miles until April 30 – that will give us enough time to ensure all of the names are added to the shirts and the materials are ready for race day on May 17!