Sunday, October 2, 2011

Heart Walk 2011

The Nashville Heart Walk turned out to be a huge success again this year.  We thought we were going to be out of town and not be able to participate but our plans changed and we were able to walk again this year.  I worked as hard and fast as I could to put our "Little Heart Heroes" team together in less than a week.  Thankfully it all came together and worked out perfectly.

With just a weeks worth of planning, we ended up with a team of almost 30 people and our Little Heart Heroes team successfully raised $1,830.00!!!!!  Our team had 3 heart heroes in our group this year.  Cain, Kobe, and Nadia each have only "half a heart".  Cain & Nadia both have Hypoplastic Right Heart and Kobe has Hypoplastic Left Heart.  Hence our teams motto..."Half The Heart...Twice The Fight".

Several of our friends joined us for the walk to support Cain and the other heart heroes.  I can't explain how much it means to me to have each of them there to walk with us.  My cousin Michael and his wife Storey even drove up from Huntsville to join us.

Storey & Michael
Gretchen & Tripp
Storey & Tina
Liam & Marcie
Sweet Heart Hero Nadia (HRHS)
Me with my cousin Michael
And the walk begins....

Vicki pushed Callie the entire walk and did a great job at putting her to sleep.

Every year I get a little emotional watching Cain walk across the finish line.  It is always a reminder of what all he has been through and how strong he is.

Cain with his heart buddy Kobe (HRHS)

William, Little William & Lacey
Me and Suha (another heart mom)
I can not thank our family and friends enough for the support you give our family.  Not just for supporting us and Cain in the Heart Walk but for the support and love you give us each and every day.

I have to say I missed my friend Becca so much this year.  Her lifelong best friend was getting married on Saturday (out of town) so her family couldn't join us.  I know she had a blast at her friends wedding but I also know she hated to miss out on the walk.  Becca and I teamed up last year to form our "Little Heart Heroes" group and we both look forward to growing this team year after year.  I'm already looking forward to next years walk!!

Thanks again to everyone who joined us in walking and/or donating to "Little Heart Heroes".

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