Saturday, June 30, 2012

Remember me posting about this sweet girl needing a bone marrow transplant after she relapsed from the same type of cancer Skyler has?


Well they found a match for her through donated cord blood and is recovering from her transplant right now.  Im so happy they found a match for her.  Today friends and family put together a big princess 5K for her...because Cancer is a Royal Pain....and Skyler was able to be a part of it.  There is a non-profit organization called Push To The Finish who are runners that push kids who arent able to run in races themselves.  They make it so kids that arent able to run due to sickness, or being in a wheelchair etc. can experience running in a race and crossing that finish line.  They really are an amazing organization!  When I got the email about what they do I knew Skyler would love to be a part of it.  He loves races but still isnt physically on the same level with kids his age and sometimes cries to me about how he hates being the slowest and never winning a race.  So I was very excited to tell him that he was going to be able to run/be pushed in a 5K.


The guy pushing him stopped before the finish line and let Skyler get out and finish the rest of the race himself.  It made me one HAPPY and PROUD momma to see this!  My mom was with me and started bawling, and I was grateful for the sunglasses I wore to cover the tears that were welling up in my eyes.  This was such a big moment for him.  Thank you Push To The Finish and everyone involved with putting together this wonderful event for making this possible for my little guy.


           This is the guy who pushed Skyler.  He is amazing!!


This is when he let him out to run across the finish line himself.  Look at him go!


LOVE this picture of him about to finish the race....and with a smile on his face!




These are the other little kiddos that were able to do the race too.  It was the cutest thing to see.


Here is the video of him running...

                                http://youtu.be/kE_4knMD2Ws




 

8 comments:

Holly said...

What a wonderful day! Thanks so much for sharing with us. Skyler is always in my prayers.

Josie said...

Yay Skyler!!!! So awesome! We want him to come play again soon. I will send Alex over next week sometime and see if you guys are home. What a fun day for you both :) Glad he is doing so well.

Lacy Allred said...

that video is the cutest thing I've ever seen!!!

Tonya said...

Way to go Skyler!!! You rock!! What a wonderful organization, and what wonderful news for his friend.

suzie said...

LOVE HIM LOVE HIM LOVE HIM!!!!! My pillow case is flooded from my tears......... gosh...ur kiddo is just sooooooo absolutely PERFECT! !!!!!! Thanks again for letting myself and kids get to know such an amazing being!!!!! Love those pica!!!

Love
*suzie

Jen Beckstrand said...

That picture is priceless! I love it. Way to go SkyDude

Amanda said...

Thank you so much for coming and for also sharing Skyler's amazing day with us. I am so impressed by that man of your's. GO SKYLER!

Libby Carter said...

I know I wasn't the only follower who sobbed through the entire video! What an amazing little guy who doesn't let anything keep him down. :)