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Team Annika

Jessica Doerr

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24 miles. 1 mile, every hour, on the hour, for 24 consecutive hours. Some may not understand why one would want to do such a challenge. But, for me, it's simple. You see, this isn't just about running 24 miles in 24 hours. I've always been up for a challenge, but it's so much more than that. For the past 3 years, I've watched my twin sister and her friends complete this challenge and have been wanting to join her to experience this side by side, together. This year is the year! The pure joy on the challengers faces when they finish the 24 hours is one thing. But nothing beats the smiles on the faces of the wish kids and their families when all these challengers and spectators come together with one goal in mind. This is all for them. To get these kids one step closer to their wish. If I can assist in giving them just a little more hope and a little more light in their lives, I will feel as if I already conquered the challenge. <br /> <br /> "Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." <br /> - Helen Keller

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Jessica Doerr
Joe Fortunato
The commonwealth of Virginia is lucky to have you! See you back next year!
Deborah Balch
Get it girl! So proud of you! ❤️
Lizzie Helmig
Don Kenny
Go get ‘em’ Jes! Proud of you and love you! Dad
Amber Rock
Ami Mallek
Callahan Brandon
You rock girl! Can’t wait to see the pictures of your faces once you finish and help in this great cause!
Tony Quismundo
Go Team Annika,…you are an amazing person. Happy to see the boys havent taken all of your energy and you still have plenty in the tank to go out and push yourself for such a special and wonderful little girl. You Rock….
Thank you to everyone who donated their old sneakers for my GotSneakers fundraiser!
Sami Leighner
Have fun and be careful
Courtney Feltman
Run for me! And all the littles out there!!
Phillip Funderburg
Thank you Jessica for your efforts
Dave Doerr
Good cause for Annika. Thanks Jessica!
Funcle Steve
You rock!
Joanie Fay
Daniel Morgentaler
Betsy Lehtonen
Lemonade Stand
Tina Fowler
Octavia Scott
Awesome Cause!! So proud of you!!
Betsy Lehtonen
Auntie Manda
I am so happy you are finally getting to do this. I wish you could have done it last year when I did, but I know you are going to love everything about this 24 hours. Very proud of you. Have fun. Love you always!
Allie Jones
Hi! I saw your post on NextDoor and think this is so cool! My mom and I used to be very active with Team in Training, and I love the idea of fundraising events like this. Hope you have a blast with your challenge and raise a ton of money for Team Annika
Julie Lehnert
Caitlyn Sabo
You can do it! <3 The Sabo Fam
Amanda LaMont
Good luck! Have fun! Love you!
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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 ...