Why I'm Running
This is my 3rd year participating in the 24 in 24 and I could not be more excited or honored. This event is everything- it’s fun, it’s grueling, it’s emotional, it’s inspiring and it means the world to the families and kids that we will be running for. Please help me grant the wishes for these kids who deserve all the magic and laughter that we can give to them! I promise this will be the BEST thing you spend your money on all year!
About Team Wyatt

Wyatt was born at 36 weeks after an uncomplicated pregnancy. At two weeks old he contracted RSV and seemed to have a myriad of respiratory issues thereafter. At 2 months he was diagnosed with torticollis (stiff muscles in his neck causing lack of range of motion). He began physical therapy. It became clear that he was very stiff throughout his whole body. This led us to a neurologist. They thought he could possibly have cerebral palsy, so we needed to have imaging of his brain. Wyatt had his first brain MRI at 7 months old. This revealed a mass in his cerebellum. We were transferred to our amazing neurosurgeon and neuro-oncology teams. After several more MRIs, a spinal tap, and watching the mass grow, we had to find out what it was. He had his first brain surgery, a burr hole biopsy, at 15 months. It came back inconclusive. The mass continued to grow. We had to choose between a more invasive surgery or chemo for an unknown mass and not knowing if that would work. Wyatt had larger craniotomy and partial resection of the mass at 18 months. The tumor is nestled deep in his brain next to his brain stem which makes it impossible to fully remove safely. It was with this surgery that we finally got his diagnosis of a non-malignant tumor called a pilocytic astrocytoma. Keep in mind throughout this whole time Wyatt was struggling with his breathing as well. It wasn’t until well into all of the anesthesia and procedures that a pulmonologist finally took us seriously and diagnosed his with asthma and started him on the proper medications that he could breathe easier. His tonsils were extremely large adding to his respiratory problems causing obstructive sleep apnea. At 21 months he had those removed. In December 2019, at 22 months old, a mediport was placed and he began a 65-week course of chemotherapy because after the resection, the tumor continued to grow. Over the next year, he tolerated chemo fairly well but still had a handful of admissions to the hospital for fevers and low counts. Wyatt had to get a few blood transfusions along the way. He struggled with low energy, nausea and vomiting after his weekly treatments but was otherwise happy. To look at him from the outside, one would never know the journey he has taken.

In February 2021, Wyatt finished chemotherapy, 15 months after he started. His last MRI showed a near complete resolution of the tumor, it’s still there, but mostly dead! He will continue to need follow up MRI’s every 3 months for the next year and if they remain clear it will slowly space out to less frequent intervals. The past few months Wyatt is doing very well! He has started preschool and swim classes, all things he couldn’t do before! His speech is improving, and he is living his best 3-year-old life. He loves dinosaurs and cars and getting as dirty as he possibly can. Dad, mom, brother, and Wyatt all look forward to life as a brain tumor survivor.

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Kim Ringet
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Melissa Regallis
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You are an amazing person for doing this! Such an inspiration!

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You’re an inspiration!!!

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Love you Bellsie! Keep rocking this!!

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I’m always in awe of this event! Finish strong Danielle!

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Way to go Danielle! You are such an inspiration to so many.

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Danielle you inspire us all with your huge heart!!! Thank you for all you do. :)

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Katey and Maddie are cheering on Teacher Danielle!

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We love Teacher Danielle!

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God Bless You Danielle what a wonderful contribution you are giving this Family

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So proud of you ❤️

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You are amazing Danielle!

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Anonymous
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A true inspiration!

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Prayers for this family 🙏🏻

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Dedicated, determined, empathetic, loving, passionate, strong, selfless, AMAZING! How lucky I am to also call her, my little sister! Love you so much, Bellsie! Go Team Wyatt

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You are an inspiration!

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Good luck on meeting your goal.

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Best of Luck

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Thank you for what you are doing!!!

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Go Danielle!! Way to keep inspiring others to do good!!

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Good luck, thanks for being such an awesome role model for the girls!

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You are a special person Danielle!

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Always so proud of you Teacher Daniel! We miss seeing you as much as we used to, but we are all lucky to still be able to call you our friend. XOXO

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Maureen Sullivan
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Always an honor to support you and the granting of wishes

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So inspiring! What an amazing organization. Go Danielle!

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You're amazing Danielle!

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You're an inspiration.

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The Nelson Family
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You and these kids are inspirational. Thank you for being a light in their world and ours. 🥰

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God Bless Wyatt and his family. Thank you, Danielle for all you do for this organization!

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Such a great cause Danielle!

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You’re awesome Danielle! Great cause!

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What an awesome cause!

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Danielle- you are so giving and we are so happy to support you in this experience! Go Danielle and go Wyatt!

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Good luck Danielle! You are such an inspiration to all of us!!

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So proud of you doing such an awesome thing. You sure make me one very proud Mom!

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You have such a huge heart and beautiful soul. How could I NOT support the amazing thing you’re doing. ❤️

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Good luck, Danielle! You are an inspiration!

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We love that you do this and are happy to support you and help bless Wyatt!

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