Why I'm Running
I'm running in honor of my mom, Chrissy (pictured with me here!). She was a 24 in 24 finisher 3 years ago and was a founding board member of A Special Wish Foundation - Cleveland Chapter. She adored this event, but unfortunately her health declined and she was diagnosed with terminal cancer, which rendered her unable to participate to the extent she would have liked in the following years. Even though she was no longer physically able to complete the entire challenge, she pushed on and walked one lap of last year's event before passing away a few months later. She absolutely loved the kids of ASW and did all she could for them. Her incredible determination and ability to make people laugh even through the hardest of times are what make her an inspiration to many, and a hero to me. This is why I'm taking on the 24 in 24 challenge. I would love nothing more than to carry on her legacy by running in her place this year for the amazing wish kiddos!
About Team Autumn

When Autumn was 5 months old she was diagnosed with leukemia(ALL). We started chemotherapy immediately. She had a really rough and scary first week. Luckily, she was in remission about 6 weeks later. We continued chemo treatment and frequent check ins with her doctor. Unfortunately, that September we found out that she had relapsed, and we were more heartbroken than the original diagnosis. She began more aggressive treatment (chemo and radiation) and we quickly began our search for a bone marrow donor. Be The Match found an amazing donor in Texas who was able donate to save our little girl! Her transplant was in June of 2018, and she has been doing very well ever since!

Autumn now has follow up appointments and lab work done every couple months, and we are working to meet her donor hopefully this summer! Because of her donor, she has the opportunity to live a normal little girl life. She goes to preschool, and loves playing with her friends. She loves princesses (especially Belle), Frozen, and Toy Story! She loves playing outside with bubbles and chalk, and has recently learned to ride her bike! She's 100% a daddy's girl, and wants to do anything her big brother Hunter can do. We are so lucky to have a healthy, happy girl, and very thankful for everyone who helped treat her!

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Abby Simms
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Anonymous
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McDonalds
21 days ago

In honor of your mother and our Aunt

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John & Milissa Yockey
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Matt, Katie, Quinn & Willa
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in memory of your amazing mother

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Gary Novinc
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Love you Rach. You know Mom will be with you for all 24 miles!

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Morgan
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Love you Rach πŸ’•

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Ed & Diane Ryder
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Diane and I loved your mom. She was such a good person and great neighbor

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Clare Novinc
3 months ago

So proud of you love ya sis!

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Eble Family
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Grace Novinc
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Bob and Mary
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Charlie and Kathy Sims
3 months ago

Rachel, what a beautiful tribute!

What an awesome tribute to your Mom!
3 months ago

In memory of my sister-in-law, Chrissy Novinc

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Jim and Mo
3 months ago

Here’s to Chrissy! Miss her every day!

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Ricky
3 months ago
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Karen Bothwell Siberini
3 months ago

God bless you. What a wonderful cause and a beautiful tribute to your mom.

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Caitlin Whetstone
3 months ago

You go girl! Keep making your mom proud ❀️

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Matt Lane
3 months ago

Your mom was on my team three years ago and I will never forget her encouraging me to run a marathon, she said when I run one she will be there. I can’t wait to run one soon and I know she will be with me the whole time.

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Anonymous
3 months ago
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Abbey
3 months ago

Such wonderful memories that you shared!

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Carol McNeill
3 months ago

Chrissy Novinc

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James Chappelle
3 months ago

I love you girl

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Peter Bradley
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Charity & Colin Driggs
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Dylan and Dan
3 months ago

You have such a great heart Rachel! Good luck on the run! ❀️

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Deborah Gay
3 months ago

Best of luck, Rach!

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Elaine Sims
3 months ago

So proud of you! Aunt Chrissy was a great woman and I'm glad you're continuing her legacy.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Love you and your mom- can’t wait for you to crush this!

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The Molters
3 months ago

You’re amazing! Love you, Rach!

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