Why I'm Running
This is my 4th year to take on this challenge. I really love this charity and what they do for all the kids. I have been fortunate to be part of and see first hand some of the kids get their wishes and the smiles on their faces is priceless! I take this on so that I can help and be a part of getting these kids some happiness that they so deserve!
About Team Simon

Simon McKenzie is a sweet 5-year-old boy who’s been through quite a lot in his short life. Three months after being given an autism diagnosis at just 2-1/2 years old, Simon was diagnosed with Pre-B Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) and began a years-long chemotherapy protocol at Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital.

After front-line chemotherapy, an intense 6-month program of various chemotherapy drugs and steroid treatments, and two years of daily maintenance chemotherapy, Simon’s chemotherapy treatment ended in early 2020. Throughout his 2-1/2 years or treatment—even after losing the ability to walk, undergoing dozens of lumbar puncture procedures, and being severely immune compromised—Simon has persevered, thrived, and inspired everyone who came into his life.

Today, Simon attends the Cleveland Clinic Lerner School for Autism where he receives ABA, speech, physical, and occupational therapies in an environment that can meet his immune compromised needs. He loves playing with his sister Maren, visiting his adoring family and friends, going for scooter rides, and eating every strawberry within eye-shot. He’s the bravest little boy you’ll ever have the pleasure to meet.

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Very proud to call you friend. You are awesome!

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Thank you to Barry for the amazing pictures he captures every year!

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Thanks in advance for the pics!!!

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Samantha Smith
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Can’t wait for pictures, good luck!!!

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Anonymous
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Good luck! Can’t wait to see all the crazy pictures and costumes.

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Jacoby Arnold
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Can’t wait to see all the beautiful pictures! Thank you!!

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Heather & Charlie Novak
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We have used Barry’s wonderful pictures at many events! Thank you for always sharing with us all! And thank YOU Michelle for supporting Simon!

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Michele Tyler-Johnson
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My running buddy!

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Go girl!!!!

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You go girl!

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Alyse Allison
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Thank you Barry for the incredible pictures and thank you Michelle for running for Team Simon!

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Paul Catalano
3 months ago

Thank you Barry and Michell

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Stacy Luoma
3 months ago

Thank you for Barry with Team AFC and thank you for participating in this amazing event!

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3 months ago

Go Team Simon

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God Bless!

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