Monday, January 19, 2009

“Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are.”Bernice Johnson Reagon

WOW. I am overwhelmed by the amount of press 777 Run For Sight is generating, is so unbelievable. This is beyond my wildest dreams! I get hugged by complete strangers now. Only an hour after the press release went out, I was already doing TV, Radio and newspaper interviews. Impact magazine is also running an article on me in the summer issue I believe.

I think my favourite part is that i get to hear from a lot of people that are being affected by blindness or vision loss either themselves or a family member, is hard to feel alone anymore.

I also receive a lot of note of support from my friends and family about Karl's new diagnosis my favourite is Alan's

"As long as you are moving forward and opening doors, it doesn't matter if it's door #284. But if the doors are not working out the way you like, try to look for a window"
Thanks! i totally get it. I had decided to take it one day at a time and that this is just a minor bump, my kids and I have gone too far to have this stop us now.

I am off to Brazil tomorrow,I will be bloggin from there since the local paper Calgary Herald asked me to blog for them.

I also met Robbert Kennedy Jr,and his Wife Mary Richardson Kennedy at Waterkeepers even in Lake Louise and they offered their support, I was worry that when they found out I was a crazy runner they would just look at me and feel sorry, but to my surprise they are incredibly down to earth and had a lot in common since they too are passionate about leaving a better world for their kids.

Here are the links to the a couple of interviews that run on the Calgary Sun and Calgary Herald

time to go to bed and get some rest.

1 comment:

Step by Step said...

Hello there
My name is Katie Vanderyt and I am the mom of Meghan 13 with rp. I saw your story on the FFB Canada sight. I am SO PROUD of you. I am going to follow your journey and hopefully cheer you on. We do a lot of fundraising for the Ride for Sight Central Ontario.

I just wanted to pop in and say" YOU GO GIRL"
You now officially have a fan base from Rockwood Ontario