Sunday, May 3, 2009

Let It Be Foundation Run/Walk

This Saturday we participated in a walk with two of our other friends and our babies. The foundation is called the Let It Be foundation.

At the young age of fourteen Karla seemed to have it all. She was beautiful, smart, funny and outgoing. Then, one day she went to the doctor for what she thought was a sinus infection and found out she had an inoperable brain tumor. Sadly, she passed away a little over a year later.

Her mother started the foundation to help others in her daughter's situation and wrote a book to tell the story of her daughter's unwavering faith through the ordeal, the impact she had on those she touched and how Karla continues to inspire her and so many others to pass on her spirit of hope, compassion and her simple message to "let it be."

We even got to meet her mother whom I admire for turning something that was such a tragedy for her and her family and has turned it into something so wonderful to honor her daughter and keep her memory alive.

Aven and Dad getting ready for Aven's first marathon :) This was cake for Dad who is used running 13 miles.

Here is Sommer and her son Ryland who was probably the youngest participant. (He even got his own medal) Got to give her credit for carrying him that whole time. My husband told me that we were wimps for taking a swig of water towards the finish line...MEN!

Aven finished! Now him and Johnny's can start their own collection of medals :) He even clapped for himself.

1 comment:

Simply Blessed said...

That is so awesome. My sister was her youth leader at church and it was so sad. Karla's faith in the face or tragedy was just like my Dad's. So inspiring!!