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Monday, September 26, 2011

Chicago Marathon: A Mother’s Request

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Last fall, when my husband was diagnosed with Parkinson’s,
our youngest daughter took matters into her own hands.

She entered the Chicago Marathon as a member of
Team Fox,
sponsored by the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s research.


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She is running for a cure.



I have felt humbled here and there in my lifetime, certainly,
but our daughter’s selfless act of love and devotion
has far surpassed anything I have ever experienced.


She currently wakes at 4:00 am,
drives from Dallas to Lovejoy ,
where she teaches high school English,
and does her morning
run
before beginning her teaching day.





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I have a simple request because I know the power of blog land.


Please display the button above  in your sidebar to show your support
and to send Katherine
prayers and good wishes.

(It is also in my sidebar with the code.)



That’s it.

This is a mother’s request.



I want her to feel surrounded with prayer and strength on October 9th,
the day of the race.


We will all be there cheering her on.


We want you there, through your prayers, too.

19 comments:

Jacqueline said...

I'm not sure if I've got it right...but it's up there. What a girl!

Lea also known as "CiCi" said...

Oh, my Mom had Parkinson's , it is a tough disease. Hats off to your daughter !

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I am proud to support your daughter. My Dad had Parkinson's. Bless your family!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Since my mother has Parkinson's I will proudly display your button in my sidebar. Sending many prayers and good wishes your way!!

Pondside said...

It's up there on the top of my sidebar - hugs and prayers and a big cheer from up here!

jojo said...

I would be honored to put this on my sidebar. My hubs was diagnosed with Parkinsons last week and it's been a rocky ride here...but we will figure it out and move forward as always. Thanks to your daughter!

Theresa said...

What a beautiful heart! I thing that is the sweetest Daughter to run for the cure! BIG HUGS and prayers:)

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

This is beautiful!

Lisa said...

Laura,
What an inspiration your sweet daughter is! And I'll have you know my youngest daughter is a Jr at Lovejoy High School! She is in Mrs. Pabst's English class though. It really is such a small world.:)

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Laura, Katherine is such an impressive young woman and has a heart of gold. I'm in awe of her significant and valuable contribution in honor of her daddy. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers, I know that Katherine will be surrounded by strength and many prayers on that big day.

Love to you and your sweet family.
Nancy

Marla and Steve @ Always Nesting said...

Laura, this post brought tears to my eyes. I've proudly put the button linking back to this post.

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

What a daughter you have there! I'm putting the button on my sidebar. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Anonymous said...

My sweet Goddaughter, God love her big heart for her Dad. I just say here and cried. I am so proud of her and I love her and you and John so much and Lauren and Heather...what a run-on sentence...... Anyway, she has our love, support and prayers!!!! Go get 'em Katherine!!
love,
JB

Beeutiful by Design said...

Go Katherine!! I've raised up prayers for a safe and healthy run :) Jennifer

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

You go girl!! I have the button on my sidebar.

Anonymous said...

My dear Katherine,
How proud we are of your commitment to run for a cure for Parkinson's on behalf of your Dad!
You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Love and blessings,
Mary Kay and Mike

Deb said...

that is awesome Laura...I will post it on my side bar...my daughter is doing the Race for the Cure in November..isn't it great to have such wonderful daughters...

Pam @ Frippery said...

My Father had Parkinson's as well. Cheering her along!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Laura, I don't know how I missed this but rest assured I am putting this button proudly on my sidebar and I WILL be saying prayers and screaming "Run Katherine Run"!! I can only imagine the joy in your heart for your precious daughter...

God Bless You All~

Lou Cinda

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