Why I'm Running
I am choosing to take on the 24 in 24 for the 2nd year in a row because my experience last year was nothing short of AMAZING. It's very rare to be amongst 200 individuals and know without a doubt that you all share the same heart. A heart to serve, to impact, to challenge and to rally together in support of our community and the special families that live within them. It was one of the most humbling experiences to interact with each Wish Kid and their families - they're the reason we all have the same heart. And ultimately THEY are the reason I'm choosing to run 24 miles in 24 hours. I'm hooked on the cause and can't wait to cross the line at that 24th mile.
About Team Mae

March 30, 2017, our lives completely changed. We had a beautiful little girl weighing in at 5 lbs. 1 oz. 17 inches and we named her Mae Paulette. Her middle name is symbolic of my dad, her Papa, Paul. There could not have been a better name for her because her strength and resilience of dealing with everything she has to deal with is the strength that my dad always showed. When she was born, we did not know of her unique qualities, but we knew gazing into those beautiful crystal blue starburst eyes something was super special about her.

Fast forward 10 months later she was admitted in the hospital because she was not growing and had the highest calcium in the world at 18.6. A few weeks later we found out she has Williams Syndrome. Along with a bubbly personality, starburst eyes, and an infectious smile, it comes with some things that are challenging. She has major heart, kidney, calcium, global development, vision and developmental delays.

To know Mae is to love her. You just can’t help it. She lights up any room she is in with no judgment. Anyone who is in her presence gravitates towards her. I have watched it many times even with her not saying a word. It is truly ahhMAEzing.

She loves with more than just her whole heart, she has never judged anybody, she is what God wanted us all to be. She is truly a saving grace and blessing in this world. She is already made such a huge positive impact. And that smile of hers could not be more infectious.

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Shana Rall
3 months ago

Thank you for sharing your story and what an awesome way to celebrate your baby girl!

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Dale and Pat Crane
3 months ago

Great job Morgan!

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Honey
3 months ago

You have the biggest ❤️ & you’ve totally got this! 😘

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Ashley Rivier
3 months ago

Once again so proud of you Morgan!!! Keep on running. Just think of the finish line as a pile of kitties waiting for you!! Lol love you so much!!

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Tony and Char
3 months ago

You go girl!!!

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Alex & Cierra Severns
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You’re amazing!!

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Scott and Melinda Francis
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Caitlin King
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For sweet Mae 🤍🤍

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The Spink Family
3 months ago

God bless sweet Mae!

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Ten10 Design
3 months ago

What a great cause to run for!

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Trevi Catering & Events
4 months ago

Another great cause you’re supporting! Good luck, have fun! - Steve Tripepi

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Michelle Karayianopoulos
4 months ago

Love and strength to you and Mae.

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Natalie Harmony
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You are so amazing, keep being you beautiful 😍

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Cornerstone Earthwork
4 months ago

Excellent cause Morgan! We are happy to donate!

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Gift Mill Run
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So proud of you!

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INFORCE
5 months ago

We are always so impressed with everything you do for us, Morgan. What you do for others, as in this current endeavor, impresses us even more. You're the best! Good luck and have fun!

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Chomper
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Run Mo, Run!

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Rob Lane- Adventure Subaru
5 months ago

Both humbled and proud to have people like you doing such good works in our community! Wishing nothing but good things for Mae and her family!

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Missy Knight
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God bless sweet Mae💝

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Erica Dotson - Erica Jeanne Photography
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Happy to support sweet Mae, and Morgan! 🤍

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Maureen O’Toole
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I share a birth date with Mae. God bless her💕

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