Why I'm Running
2 years ago my son looked at me and said “Mom, I want to run for those kids”. I had no idea what he was talking about. Until we entered into the 24 in 24 world. A world filled with huge smiles on sweet little faces. Little faces that are going through things us big people could never imagine. Last year I joined my son running 24 miles in 24 hours. It was the best decision I have ever made. This year I will lace is my shoes and do it all over again. This year I have a sweet girl who is watching me run, and raise money for kids like her. This year I will run for my niece. I will do what she can’t. I will help put a smile on those little faces.
About Team Lucas

In January 2020, shortly after turning 3, Lucas was diagnosed with stage 4 High risk Neuroblastoma. He immediately began chemotherapy and was placed on a trial in hopes of giving him more than 50% chance of survival for the first 5 years after diagnosis. He has gone through 5 rounds of chemotherapy, a 12+ hour long tumor resection, and 2 stem cell transplants which almost took his life in the process. He had less than 1% chance of surviving from the complications. While in-patient and on the mend from transplant he continued with 12 cycles of radiation to monitor him closely. He is currently going through with 6 months of immunotherapy and then potentially 2 years of another trial drug called DFMO. He takes over 20 pills a day and just continues to amaze everyone around him.

Lucas has endured so much pain and gone through more procedures and blood products than we are able to count. Between having a Chylous leak, severe TMA, and pulmonary hemorrhaging that almost took his life, he has defied all odds. He continues to let his brightness shine through and give hope to those when it seems like there is none left. He is the most resilient, determined, hardworking kid and can light up a room with his smile.

Lucas loves spending time with his siblings and family. He enjoys going to the zoo and has a passion for swimming. On beach vacations he is always in the water and loves fishing with his net. Lucas is looking forward to making new friends in the fall while attending school for the first time.

We couldn't be prouder to be his parents and are very excited to see what the future holds for him.

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Shannon Castiglione
3 days ago

Kicckkkkkkkkkk Michelle 📣 👟 🏃🏼‍♀️ GREAT cause and I'll run a few miles with you!

Terese Dennison
4 days ago

Have fun! What a great cause.

Jennifer Ross
5 days ago

What a great cause!

Maxxine K
5 days ago

What a great thing you’re doing. Good luck!

dani brindley
8 days ago

my biggest inspiration. love you momma, you got this! <3