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Team Annika

Jennifer Kirschstein

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WHY I'M RUNNING

Maryn. Jacoby. Harper. My wish kids from the previous three years. Vivian. Dairian. Luke. The wish kids from previous years who now watch us from above. And now Annika, my motivation and wish kid this year. I take on this challenge to run for those who physically cannot run. For those who face challenges in their every day life. For those who are physically exhausted, mentally exhausted, emotionally exhausted, and still find a way to get up every morning and keep on going, whether for themselves or a loved one. This challenge definitely puts you out of your comfort zone, but it is all worth it to see the sweet smiles on the wish kids faces. Pushing yourself for 24 hours is nothing compared to what these kids and what these families go through. Much love, and let’s run!

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Joanne Fulton
$25.00
denise gelofsack
$50.00
Good luck Jen
Tim Flenner
$50.00
This is a really great thing you and Riene are doing. Great work!
Ellen Forbus
$50.00
Thanks for your energy and motivation!
Kim Rogish
$25.00
denise gelofsack
$50.00
Keep up the great work with the 24 in 24, congratulations on your continued desire to help those in need.
Kristi Komara
$25.00
Anonymous
$15.00
Thank you for representing ErieBank and for helping a great cause! JB
Kimberly Coleman
$25.00
Tina Fowler
$25.00
Jackson Doerr
$24.00
"Ready, set, GOOOOOOO!"
James Doerr
$24.00
Mama: Hey, J..auntie is going to be doing a running race. What do you want to say to her? J: Happy Birthday! 😂🙈💙
Cheryl-Ann Madsen
$25.00
Jen, thank you for your commitment and drive for the "kiddos" of Make-A-Wish.
Betsy Lehtonen
$10.00
Mariellen Pavlak
$25.00
What a wonderful donation of your time Jen!! 👟👟👟
Cher Hoffman
$25.00
Good Luck Jen!!! I know you got this!!! Such an inspiration and for a great cause!
Rhonda Butler
$25.00
Jen Smyser
$20.00
Sending lots of love to you, Annika and her amazing parents.
Loretta Kruse
$50.00
Thank you Jen for your willingness to donate your time! Run Jen Run!
Justin Singer
$50.00
Bill DeLuca
$20.00
Russ Daniels
$25.00
Good Luck Jennifer!!!
Scott Calhoun
$25.00
Good luck Jen!
Liz Miller
$25.00
To support you and Annika.
David Schubbe
$10.00
Renee Shifris
$25.00
Good luck Jen!! What a great cause
Jim Miale
$25.00
Good luck Jen!!
Alistair McLean
$10.00
Good Luck!
Morgan Gill
$10.00
Good Luck!!
Katie Jones
$25.00
Good luck Jen! Thanks for your dedication to a great cause!
Monica Neimeier
$25.00
Good luck, Jen!
Suzanne Hamilton
$50.00
Good luck! This is such a good cause, and I am proud of you for participating
Joseph Fortunato
$25.00
Happy birthday Jen! Love, The Fortunato’s
Anonymous
$20.00
Betsy Lehtonen
$10.00
Mary Beth Bray
$25.00
Jen is the hottest running mama I know! And I love you bunches!
Auntie Manda
$25.00
Love you always!
Anonymous
$25.00
You go girl!!!
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About Team Annika

Annika is a charming and tenacious three-year-old girl with an infectious smile and bold sense of adventure. At 3 months old, she had her first hospital admission. A month later, an MRI and EEG reveled that Anni suffered extensive damage that destroyed over half her brain. After extensive testing, the cause of her widespread cystic encephalomalacia remains unknown. The next year and a half of Annika’s life was filled with hospital stays, surgeries, and collecting a myriad of specialists, therapists, and secondary diagnoses. Anni has mixed hyperkinetic bilateral cerebral palsy, CVI and other neurological visual impairments, and takes most of ...