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Give the ultimate holiday gift!! Help Fight for William and Bethany as they fight for their lives.

HI! My name is Jenn. On December 3, 2011, I'm running the Northface Endurance Challenge- 50 Miler, in San Francisco, in honor of the Childers Family. Abby White Childers and I were childhood friends. We went to school together (Pre-K thru 8th grade), played sports together, and even went through our awful "awkward girl- mullet" phase together (if you donate, I'll post some pics from that awkward phase!). I remember when Abby was pregnant with her first child, William. I called her on her due date to check in. With a shaky voice, she said,"I'm scared. Am I gonna be a good mom?" I remember telling her, "When you first hold William, it'll come to you. You'll be a GREAT mom." Little did I know how great of a mom she would become. Abby, and her husband Todd, now have two adorable kids, William and Bethany. In the past 2 years, They received the devastating news that William has been diagnosed with a terminal form of Muscular Dystrophy, Duchennes Muscular Dystrophy. Their daughter, Bethany, was diagnosed with a life threatening form of epilepsy, Occipital Lobe Epilepsy. She also is a carrier of Muscular Dystrophy. But the story doesn't end there. This family has lost so much. Not only have they endured such heartbreaking news about their kids, but, Todd, Abby's husband, was in the brokerage industry when the market crashed. They lost their house with the economic downturn. It is amazing how life can be altered forever in a blink of an eye. And somehow, through ALL this, they still have hope and faith. To read their full story, check out Abby’s website. Abby and her family are my heroes. It is under “Related Links". Please help support this amazing family this Holiday season! They've accumulated thousands of dollars of medical bills. My hope is to have everyone donate $1 per mile. Anything will help! To find out more about Duchenne's Muscular Dystrophy, or Occipital Lobe Epilepsy, or ,the race, The Northface Endurance Challenge look under "related links".
Thank you for making a difference in my friends' lives! ~ Jenn

PS....aren't these the CUTEST kids in the WHOLE world!!?!?!?! They are SO SO precious!! The pictures will melt your heart!
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