We have always, ALWAYS advocated (almost to an annoying fault) the wonders that are St. Jude. The buildings, the technology and most importantly the PEOPLE within those walls have forever changed us for the better. Our 4th child, Caleb’s little brother- is named Jude. We will always be grateful that St. Jude fought for our son and now helps support us (Caleb's family) on the bereavement side. We are certain that even in his death, Caleb's contribution to pediatric brain tumor research will one day be apart of the cure for this disease that will be found AT ST JUDE.
I started running in February 2018 and immediately it became a passion of mine. I wrote down a little bucket list containing- half marathon, full marathon, half ironman. Lofty goals from a woman who hadn't run one mile since that fateful day in February 2018. I made a commitment to myself and more importantly to Caleb. He does not have the opportunity to run, bike, or swim here on earth. (But I can imagine those things in heaven are pretty terrific!) I do this because I am actively choosing my health and more importantly- joy. I want those things to dictate my life and not sorrow (which we feel constantly aching for our son). By working towards this goal of 70.3, I know Caleb is rooting for me. This race was meant for our family in mind and I have no doubt the cutest little bald kiddo was pulling some strings to make sure his mama saw it was a St. Jude sponsored Ironman in Memphis with a course running through his absolute favorite park- Shelby farms
This one (and everyone I do) is for you, Caleb!! Mommy wants to make you proud!
I would be honored to have you donate towards my lofty $7,500 goal to fundraise for St Jude. I also would love for you to follow along on my training efforts. All the support will help push me on the hard days and the end reward will be so sweet! I will be posting training updates- the good and the bad on my instagram. Instagram: Watchlaurentri