Today I participated in the ALS Association's Walk to Defeat ALS. I was on Team Keri, and as many of you know I have been working on a fundraising campaign. Many of my friends donated, so thank you! I thought of you during the walk today. There are several "branches" of Team Keri--with the one in Greensboro being the largest--and closest to Keri's hometown. That walk will take place on June 14th.
As I have said before, I never got to meet Keri. I learned about her through her website, http://www.helpkeri.com/. I have since gotten to know her mom, Joanie, through emails. Joanie is an amazing woman--a grieving mom, a cancer survivor, a loving grandmother, and a woman on a mission. She is determined that her daughter's spirit will live on--and that she will work to find a cure for ALS.
I am so happy I have gotten to know this family and that I am getting to know some of Keri's friends. Keri had some wonderful friends, it never fails to touch me watching her friends in action now--as they all work to keep her memory alive and to surround Keri's mom and dad with love. They truly loved their friend.
This was a good day. My feet are tired, I could use a nap, but my heart is full!
To learn more about ALS, and how you can help, visit http://www.alsa.org/.
If you are interested in participating in an upcoming walk, or donating, you can click here.