Why I'm Running
This event is the best there is. It’s emotional, challenging, encouraging and SO supportive. ASW is like family to any participant. These kids face so many challenges day in and day out. The very least I can do is run 24 miles in 24 hours to honor and support them. This is my 3rd year participating and 4th year attending. I can’t think of anywhere else I’d rather be on October 10th and 11th! These kids and their families deserve this. Please help me, help them!
About Team Penelope

Penny was our smiley, talkative baby with contagious joy. After her second birthday, we started to notice heightened clumsiness, delayed milestones, and personality changes. We suspected something was wrong and started searching for answers.

She was diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea with suspected inner ear issues. During her tonsillectomy the surgeon found her ears to be pristine and had no explanation for her off-balance. Penny’s symptoms heightened with sporadic headaches and vomiting. After personal research, and clean ears, we started to suspect a tumor and began pursuing neurology.On June 21, ten days post tonsillectomy, Penny had such alarming symptoms we rushed her to the ER and demanded a CT scan. We discovered Penny did in fact have a very large tumor in her cerebellum and massive fluid buildup surrounding her brain. She was transported to Cleveland Clinic where she received an 18 hour brain surgery and spent a month recovering with rehab. Just 3 weeks later, we left to adopt her little brother in India.

Penny still attends weekly therapy where she works on strength, coordination, and confidence. Although the brain damage caused by the tumor may never reverse, Penny has continued to make miraculous progress. These days she loves all things princesses, but also loves playing superhero with her brothers.Penny Lou will always be our brave girl. Her bravery was inspirational through her surgeries and learning to walk again in therapy. She continues to be brave through appointments and MRIs every 3 months. We continue to sing praises for the way we’ve seen God write our brave Penny Lou’s story.

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Christy and Brian
14 days ago

Attached girl

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Elizabeth Brown
16 days ago

So proud of you Britt!!!

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Mel Moodry
17 days ago
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The Darida family
17 days ago
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Christy and alex
17 days ago

Love you!

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Donna Rittenberger
18 days ago

Proud of you Brittany!!

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Kelley A Wallie
18 days ago

Go Britt!!!!!

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Lamson
18 days ago

Lt. Dan, I brought you ice cream

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Dede Lorek
18 days ago

Good luck I love you 🧡

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The Esterhay's ❤
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Therese Terelmes
18 days ago
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Brenda Shorty
19 days ago

Good luck I hope you get all 24 miles in alot shorter time than 24hrs

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Cassie Fallowfield
19 days ago

This is so incredible! You go girl!!

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Karen Grassie
19 days ago

Love what you do Brittany!!!!

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Cman
19 days ago

I can’t wait to take on this challenge with you!

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Brandi
19 days ago
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Your momma
19 days ago

Proud of you honey!! Send Penelope on her SPECIAL wish!

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Patrick Ginley IV
29 days ago
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Sayed Khatami
1 month ago
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Saddles
1 month ago

I’m so excited to take this journey into the wee hours of the night with you 😁

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Anonymous
1 month ago

Conquer the world, Brittany....

Keith Friedenberg
1 month ago
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Pauline McDonald
2 months ago
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Doris Myers
2 months ago
David & Denise King
2 months ago

GO TEAM PENELOPE!!!

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Dee V.
3 months ago

Keep being marvelous!

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Karen Parsons
3 months ago
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Mark Wainwright
3 months ago

Good Luck - You Mother

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Terri Rossman
3 months ago

Go Britt!

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Josh Jarvis
3 months ago

Your an amazing woman for doing this love you ❤️

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Dale
3 months ago

Go Britt!

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Jen Freeman
3 months ago
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Daniela
3 months ago

♥️

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Ty
3 months ago

Crush it Penny and Brittany!!!

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Anonymous
3 months ago

God Bless & heal Penelope 🏃‍♀️🙏❤️