Saturday, February 20, 2010

Ethan's Run

We had a chance to particpate in "Ethan's Run". It was so great to see everyone out in honor of "Ethan" and for raising awareness for kids born with heart defects. Great job Heidi - you did such a great job!!!

It was fun to hang with friends!
Katie, Baylie & Carson
Molly and her family came out too to walk!


"Team Iron Will" - we walked for Will!

Will was born with Hypo-plastic right heart. He has L-transposition, tricuspid atresia, double-oulet of the right ventricle. In other words - he only has one ventricle. He tried to self-correct his heart by transposing his heart. His surgery was the "Fontan"





I loved watching all the kids run! Look at this way cute smile of Will's!! LOVE IT!!




Several families that walked in honor of a child that they lost to this type of defect. 1 of 100 kids are born with CHD. I truly felt that our situation with Will was so much more effected because we knew before he was born what he ws going to be born with. I wish they would screen for this for every pregenant mom!



Walking with the Picketts!

Me, Marla & Deb - Me and Heidi -- "Ethan's Mom"
Overall best score winner sitting with all the "Heart Kids" I'm laughing at how Will is looking at him!


6 comments:

Bree and Bryce said...

What a great experience! We sure love you guys!

Kerri said...

I was so sad to be out of town for this big event! You took some great pics at the run!

Michelson said...

What a great event Andi, and you have captured it with fabulous photo's! Let us know next year so we can participate! We'd love to support IRON WILL !! Hope all is well.

The Gooch Fam said...

Awesome!!! My cute brother and sister-n-law just found out that their little baby has some pretty major heart defects! It is good to see Will and know that it is possible to help these sweet kids.
Syd

Arizona Arnolds said...

You posted my mid-dancing photo! Hopefully people wont know my inner nerd by seeing that :)
It was a great day for a run & what a terrific cause. Will is a daily inspiration!

Linz said...

Andi! Gosh how long has it been since you were my YW's leader!?! Now I have babies of my own! Your family is too darn cute but that was totally to be expected! So fun to find you on here (well through Facebook!)