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Let's help make the wishes of children with life threatening diseases come true. On race day, August 22nd, I will be swimming 1.2 miles, biking 56 miles and running 13.1 miles...and it will be nothing compared to what some "wishers" will face...

I was entered into last year's Timberman, only to have my hopes and dreams dashed when I had knee surgery on June 1st.  My friend Elizabeth and I had plans to travel to the race together.  I decided to go anyway, even if I could barely hobble around, and I am so glad I did.  Elizabeth signed up last year to be a "Wish Racer" and raise money for the Make a Wish Foundation.  I tagged along, and ended up spending the day cheering on the racers with the "Make a Wishers."  I met and spoke to families whose children faced life threatening diseases, whose every resource was used up both mentally and physically fighting their child's disease, or disability.  It was truly a humbling experience.  I realized my knee surgery was nothing, a drop in the bucket, compared to what others have to go through.  I decided that day, that if I were healthy enough to do the race this year, I would be a "Wish Racer."  So here I am asking you to give some cheer to the Make a Wishers.  Believe me, around the beginning of the run, (after the swim and the bike), I will need the motivation that all of your support will bring...God bless...

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