The year before Skyler was diagnosed he was able to go to preschool. Putting him in Tawni's preschool class was probably one of the best decisions I have made as a parent. Skyler did so well and LOVED it! He learned so much and most of all he learned how to get along well with others, share, and how to behave in a classroom setting. I was so sad when we wasnt able to return the next year because of his diagnosis because he was really looking forward to it and looking forward to seeing Tawni and his friends again.
This year Tawni contacted me and said she wanted Skyler to be the beneficiary of the Bountiful Triathlon that her and her husband were putting together. This really touched me that she would do this for us. With help from some amazing family and friends we were able to get volunteers to help out with the race today. I have been looking forward to this race for months, but unfortunately wasnt able to make it today because Skyler wasnt doing well this morning (those dreaded fevers again) My mom and dad were able to go and help out though and said it was incredible. I am so grateful for Tawni and her husband and for everyone who came and helped out to make this possible. On the back of the shirts that the athletes wore it said I tri for Sky. Everytime I think about that it brings tears to my eyes. This year has been awful to say the least, but this year has brought so much good to our lives as well. Today was one of those good days where I thought to myself just how truly blessed me and Skyler are. I want to thank Tawni from the bottom of my heart for doing this for us and for being such a wonderful blessing in our lives. She has had such a positive impact on me and Skyler. I also want to say a BIG thank you to the wonderful volunteers who took the time to come and help out today. You are all amazing and I am so grateful for your willingness to help!!