Why I'm Running
This will be my third year completing the 24 in 24. I'm taking on this challenge to help raise funds for a special child who is fighting a life threatening illness. My hopes are to put a smile on their face by helping make their big wish come true.
About Team Emma

Meet our miracle girl, Emma! Emma was diagnosed with a rare and severe CHD, pulmonary atresia, intact ventricular septum (PA-IVS), hypoplastic right heart around 20 weeks gestation. Given low survival rates and facing one complication after another, she has kept her amazing medical team on their toes from day one & continues to do so today. After going into cardiac arrest on day 3 of life, Emma was placed on ECMO (full life-support) & then an LVAD for 3 months, with her only chance for survival being a heart transplant. She was sedated, intubated, and having the workload of her heart done by a device outside of her body with the help of several IV medications as we hoped & prayed for a life-saving heart. On February 13th, 2017, she received her miracle heart and has survived and fought through a rollercoaster of complications, including kidney failure, requiring dialysis, chronic lung disease with tracheostomy and ventilator dependence, wound infections, hernia, acute liver failure, and septic shock. She spent her first 323 days in-patient at the Cleveland Clinic, coming home with a tracheostomy, ventilator, oxygen, and a g-tube.

Today, Emma is 4.5 and thriving!! Her trach was removed, and airway reconstructed at the end of 2019 and for the first time, at 3 years old we heard her voice! She is now a little chatter box with an incredible imagination and so much to say. She has the most incredible joy for life and loves music, dancing, Disney princesses and being outdoors! She has been doing in-home learning, along with multiple weekly virtual therapies to help her catch up & is making incredible gains. We are hoping for her to be able to safely attend pre-K in person in the fall! She is our miracle & such an incredible fighter.

$1,000.00 of $1000 goal

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Jean & Tom Thompson
13 days ago

you reached your goal

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Anonymous
14 days ago
$80.00
Ken & June Herron
16 days ago
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Kathy & Tom
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Holly & Bob Cummings
17 days ago
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Keith & Joan Herron
17 days ago
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Jessica Kapis
18 days ago

What a strong little girl to endure all of that! Sending prayers for good health!

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Jean & Tom Thompson
21 days ago

YOU RUN GIRL !!

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Lisa Stamford
22 days ago

In honor of my great neice, Addie Munk! This organization and Alicia are amazing!

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Flowers Family
25 days ago

Good Luck Girl! Love ya❤️

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Barb Duplago
26 days ago
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Amy Gardner
28 days ago

Go Alicia!!!

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Garvas Family
28 days ago
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Andy Rattray
1 month ago

Best of luck to you.

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Smooth E. Pants
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Dee Alkire
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Dawn Denman
1 month ago

Thanks for running to support a great cause!

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Tumbler Fundraiser
3 months ago
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