This past year, I was 20 miles in to a particularly tough race, and everything was falling apart. For the first time in all of my running, I was thinking about quitting my race. Then, I saw him. He couldn’t have been more than 10 or 11 years old, sporting a Superman shirt and a bald head, obviously from chemo. He was out there, high-fiving and encouraging the runners, and he did just that.
For me on that day, that child and running symbolized the ultimate metaphor for life…no matter how hard you train and prepare, sometimes things don’t go as planned. You, then, have the choice to give up or keep running. I chose to keep running.
I know, from my life and career in radiology, how AMAZING and INSPIRATIONAL sick children and their caregivers are. The chance to run for an organization such as Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital was a no brainer.
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