Why I'm Running
This event and these wish kiddos are INSPIRING. I am honored and excited to be a part of this event for the second year in a row. These kiddos have gone through so much and the least I can do is run 24 miles to help make their wishes come true. Please join me in changing a life today!
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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Joe Hildreth
9 days ago
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Grandma and grandpa
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Silvana
12 days ago

In memory of Joey Licata.

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Brittney
13 days ago

You got this!!πŸ‘Š

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Anonymous
15 days ago
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Brenda Traffis
1 month ago

Go Jackie! You are an inspiration!

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Juliane Wyman
1 month ago

This is an amazing event! So proud of of you for your time, efforts and training to contribute to this cause.

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Carm
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Anonymous
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Audrey Ruthenberg
1 month ago

Good luck Jackie!

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Courtney Jarvis
1 month ago

Yay Jackie! You got this :)

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Jeff Wyman
1 month ago

Good luck!!

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Jen Hyland
1 month ago

Yay! You've got this!

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Kristina Colling
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Hanna Freeman
2 months ago
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Sara Bewley
2 months ago

Way to go Jackie!

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Marko Paulic
2 months ago

Run hard, Be strong!

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Michelle Y.
3 months ago

You go girl πŸ’ͺ🏻 Proud of you! πŸ’œ

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Arron Kukadia
3 months ago
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Marie
3 months ago
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Debbie and Steve Ribinskas
3 months ago
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Michelle P
3 months ago

So proud of you πŸ‘πŸ‘

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Sunita Sharma
3 months ago

Good luck Jackie:)

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Lynn Randall Napp
3 months ago

Go Jackie! AND Penny!

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Mountain Mommy
3 months ago

You got this! πŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ’ͺ🏼

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Emma Henry
3 months ago

πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ!!!

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Emily Adamic
3 months ago

You are inspiring !! Yay to life’s everyday adventures!!!

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Jackie A.
3 months ago
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Ashley & Chris McNew
3 months ago

Love your heart and dedication, Jackie!

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Milissa E
3 months ago

Best of luck, Jackie! Go Team Penelope! :)

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John and Darla Prizzi
3 months ago

Love and Prayers

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Chris F
3 months ago

Good Luck!

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Allison Krieg
3 months ago

✨❀️

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Nola Huffman
3 months ago

Run, Jackie, Run! πŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ˜

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Anonymous
3 months ago

Go, Jackie! You are awesome!

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Anonymous
3 months ago
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John Wyman
3 months ago

Penelope sounds like such a strong and happy girl, just like you Jackie! She must be so proud to have you running for her!

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Lauren W.
3 months ago

You Go Girl! Keep blessing others!

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Josie wyman
3 months ago
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Maddie Chandler
3 months ago
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RE/MAX Rising
3 months ago
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Les Danser
3 months ago

Great work Jackie!

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Mika
3 months ago

Way to go Jackie!!!

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Susan Suglio
3 months ago
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Anonymous
3 months ago
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Jen Parker
3 months ago

Proud of you for doing this!!!

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Mountain Daddy
3 months ago
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Alix Rawson
3 months ago
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Anonymous
3 months ago
Laura Brady
3 months ago

You rock Penelope!!!

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