The event started with a direct message on Twitter:“Hey Ashley, just wondering: Do you ever run with your mom or have the desire to? Keep up the good work! @ccjens”The tears instantly welled in my eyes as I read the message. No, I had never run with my mom. I had never even thought about it, despite the fact that I know who @ccjens is, and despite the fact that I had friends that pushed other disabled MS patients via his non-profit myTeam Triumph – Wisconsin (mTT), and despite the fact that I know the Team Hoyt story pretty well. Knowing all this how had I never come to this conclusion myself?!Nonetheless here Christian was offering me an opportunity to do something that I love with my mom while giving her the experience of a lifetime. I took it. A few months later the logistics has been laid out. I would use an adult disability stroller provided by Christian and mTT to push mom 13.1 miles during the Brewers Mini Marathon race.
[Mom and I set a goal to fundraise $13,100 to help cure MS through this event. If you would like to donate to our goal, please stop by our fundraising site at: www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/msruntheus/momsfirstrace . Also, a HUGE THANK YOU to Christian Jensen & myTeam Triumph for working with us to make this event a success!!! Christian, you are an amazing person!!!]