Why I'm Running
I’m excited to take on this challenge! I love to run and I’m running this event so I can help a special kid get a wish granted. I want to raise a lot of money to support this organization. My mom is doing it too and it will be fun. Please support me in my fundraising efforts and I promise to run my heart out!
About Team Addie

On May 1, 2019, an urgent visit to our pediatrician changed our lives. Addie had been experiencing symptoms a few weeks prior that signaled her pediatrician to order an emergency MRI, which led to the discovery of a mass on her cerebellum. We were sent down to Rainbows UH for Addie to undergo another MRI, which confirmed the discovery. Over the next two days, Addie underwent 2 brain surgeries. The second surgery on May 3, 2019 was to remove the tumor. Preliminary tests performed that same day revealed that the mass was a malignant tumor, and based on the symptoms, size, and placement, it was determined to be Medulloblastoma. The neurosurgeon was confident that he would be able to remove as much as he could, and was able to perform a successful surgery that left a small area (1mm to 1.5mm) connected to her brainstem.

After her recovery from surgery, Addie underwent surgery to place her mediport, a corrective eye surgery, 6 weeks (equivalent to 30 treatments) of radiation, another eye surgery, a g-tube placement, hundreds of pokes, 2 lumbar punctures, and several scans. A few weeks after radiation ended she began her journey to complete 9 cycles of chemotherapy, which was spread out over roughly one year.

During all of this, Addie went back to school full time as a third grader at Lake Elementary in August of 2019, just 3 months after brain surgery and being diagnosed with brain cancer. The motto at our house was, and will always be, “We will worry about the cancer, you worry about being a kid”, and Addie has done just that. She continues to be a social butterfly and loves being at school with her friends. During the 2019-2020 school year, Addie only missed 46 days of school. Even on chemo cycle admission days, Addie could be found at school, even if just for an hour in the morning, so she could attend her student council meeting where she was a class representative.

As many cancer parents will tell you, even though the treatments have ended, this really has no end. Cancer will be a part of her life for years to come. She will have routine exams, scans, and blood draws. The side effects from chemotherapy can develop over time, and she will always be susceptible to secondary cancers. But no matter what the future holds, Addie‘s big heart and huge smile will never disappear, and her strength and determination will continue to be one step ahead of cancer.

$3,184.00 of $3000 goal

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Kate Mills
12 days ago
$24.00
George & Sally Skidmore
13 days ago

Have a great run for a great cause! So proud of you!

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Karrie Shannon
13 days ago
$25.00
The Dixon Family
15 days ago

Go Shawn!! So proud of you and I know you’ll do great.

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Anonymous
16 days ago

Go get 'em, Shawn!

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Terese Dennison
16 days ago

Great job Shawn!

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Anonymous
16 days ago

Go get em Kiddo

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Geletka Family
16 days ago

What a great thing you are doing Shawn! Run like we know you can!

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Jen Rittenberry
18 days ago
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Bill, Debbie, Ali and Molly
18 days ago

Good Luck

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FIS Foundation
18 days ago
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Leigh Anne McGregor
23 days ago

Good luck young man. What a wonderful thing you are doing. I hope you reach your goal.

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The Kiener Family
25 days ago

What a wonderful thing you’re doing!!! ❤️

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The Pecka Family
28 days ago

Go Shawn!! So proud of you !

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The Roman Family
28 days ago

This is awesome, Shawn! We’re proud of you!

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The Grano Family
29 days ago
$24.00
Elizabeth M Chmielecki
29 days ago
$10.00
Kristi Petrecca
1 month ago
$50.00
Wallace
1 month ago

So awesome that you guys are running for Team Addie! Good luck :)

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TEAM Nieset
1 month ago

Thank You for helping these amazing people......💙💙

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The Whiting’s
1 month ago
$24.00
Liberatore family
1 month ago
Lynda Laws
1 month ago
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The Bender Family
1 month ago
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Kevin Foster
1 month ago

Go Young Ninja warrior!

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Bucurel Family
2 months ago

Proud to support a great kid running for a great cause!

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Ali
3 months ago
$24.00
The Layman’s
3 months ago

Run fast!

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Leilani, Leo, Santino, Gianni
3 months ago

Hi Shawn!! Go Shawn!!

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The Fortunatos
3 months ago

It awesome what you are doing!

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The Patterson Family
3 months ago

Way to go Shawn!!

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Cathy Hall Senatz
3 months ago

What a wonderful gift Shawn and Shannon! Good luck!

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The McGinnis Family
3 months ago
$48.00
The Haneys
3 months ago

Shawn, you got this & so does Addie! ❤️

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Carmella
3 months ago

Go Shawn!

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Burress Family
3 months ago
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The Rizers
3 months ago

Good Luck Shawn - in Memory of Caroline Harmon

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Cherese Fiorina
3 months ago
$24.00
Carmen
3 months ago

Go Shawn!

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Marilyn Castiglione
3 months ago
$48.00
Karen and Ron Schafer
3 months ago

This is such a wonderful thing to do for Addie! You are an amazing young man Shawn! Best of luck! “Run Shawn Run” xoxo

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Dadante Family
3 months ago

So proud of you Shawn! What a fantastic cause, God Bless Addie!

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Jen Rittenberry
3 months ago
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The Dudas Family
3 months ago

Great job Shawn.

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Rob & Allison Whitehouse
3 months ago
$48.00
The Crowl Family
3 months ago
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Carie Raizis
3 months ago

You will do great!!

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Grandma #1
3 months ago

In memory of Uncle Shawn. You run a mile for every mile he couldn’t run.

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Grandma
3 months ago
$20.00
Luke
3 months ago

Because I love Shawn

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Stacey & Robert
3 months ago

Way to go Shawn! Thank you for doing this, you are an awesome young man!

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Brian & Rebecca Ruvolo
3 months ago

What an awesome thing to do Shawn! You’re an amazing kid!!

$48.00
Cogan Family
3 months ago

❤️

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Uncle Chris & Aunt Amy
3 months ago

What an amazing thing you’re doing. We are so proud of you Shawn!

$50.00
Jen Rittenberry
3 months ago
$24.00
The Antos Family
3 months ago

Great job Shawn! We are sending prayers to Addie and you too!

$24.00
Jessica Dollyhigh
3 months ago
$50.00
The Farleys
3 months ago

We are so proud of you Shawn. What a great thing to do for your friend! 😊😊

$40.00
Jen Maynard
3 months ago

Go get it Shawn!!! You are an awesome kid!!!

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