Why I'm Running
I loved being part of the event last year and would like to do it again. I work with children and I think an event like this is so important for my kids to witness. We have been without significant health issues all of our lives and we are really lucky to pay it forward.
About Team Enzo

Our warriors name is Enzo! He was diagnosed with a rare congenital heart defect (CHD) called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) at 20 weeks gestation; this means that the left side of his heart stopped forming at 12 weeks gestation & it doesn't pump. We knew he was going to have to have at least 3 open heart surgeries (Norwood, Glenn, & Fontan) before he was 4 years old.

Enzo was born at Cleveland Clinic Main SDU on June 2nd, 2015 weighing a whopping 7lbs 13oz and looking shockingly healthy for a baby with half a heart. From the moment he was born he stole the hearts of all the doctors & nurses. We knew from day 1 he was going to be a fighter. He had his first open heart surgery called the Norwood at 3 days old & his surgeon Dr. Stewart said he had one of the smallest aortas he’s ever repaired. He came home 13 days later on no feeding tube & surprising everyone with how well he handled everything!

He did fairly well at home & had his second open heart surgery called the Glenn at 5 months old & came home just 3 days post op. He unfortunately had a set back and was readmitted with a wound infection. His chest had to be opened back up less than a week post op & be cleaned out of infection. His chest remained open & he stayed in the hospital for a month on IV antibiotics. Once home, he lived a normal toddler life & was on no medications. He had his final stage of surgeries called the Fontan in September 2018. He came home a week post op & has done extremely well.

He is the best big brother & loves his sister Stella immensely! He is incredibly smart & loves to play outside!

Thank you so much to Anytime Fitness & A Special Wish Cleveland for everything you do! Enzo has been through so much in 5 years & he continues to do it with a smile on his face! He is a brave warrior & I couldn’t be more proud of him! He is our real life super hero!

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Thanks Nichole love you

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Good Luck! You are always there to help others! You got this!

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Thank you for once again participating in this amazing event! Thank you for helping to make another kids' special wish come true! Good Luck!

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Thank you for making a difference for so many! Run like the wind...or at least a gentle breeze❤️

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Sending lots of luck Nicole...even though I have no doubt of your success! Have a great run!

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You can do this Nicole! Remember, you are my running idol! 😊

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What an amazing thing to do Nicole!

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Go Nik!!! You rock!

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Couldn’t do it this year due to cross country schedule and COVID. Run a mile for us!!!!

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You go girl!

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Good luck Nicole! You got this! :)))

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This is awesome! Good luck!

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Awesome! Good luck!

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Go Nicole! You should feel so proud of yourself!

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You've got this!

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SO proud of you FRIEND!

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Love you, Nic...thank you for doing this.

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We are so proud of you and can’t wait to be there to support you!

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Thank You Nicole for using your passion to benefit others!

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Way to go Mrs O! We are proud of you!!! Go Team Enzo!!!

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I can’t wait to run a mile with you in support!

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