A Miracle Marathon For Me And You: 27 Miles In 27 Days

posted by on 09/10/2014 | 130 comments (leave one of your own)

I’m stoked to share that I’m serving as a lead blogger for this fall’s Miracle Marathon, specifically in support of Children’s Hospital Colorado in Denver. Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals raise funds for 170 children’s hospitals across North America.

Print

Did you know that approximately 27.2 kids in the U.S are diagnosed with cancer every day?

Every 27.2 days approximately 1,100 kids will be diagnosed with Type One Diabetes? 

And approximately 27.2 kids in the U.S will die each month from cancer?

We were on the receiving end of that second statistic in January 2011 (five days before my daughter’s 10th birthday) and I’m here to tell you, it was major suckage.

DSC_7453

When she was almost 12, she came down with the stomach flu. The stomach flu can be very dangerous for a Type One Diabetic, they run the risk of their blood sugar going too high and developing Ketoacidosis. In Zoe’s case, she vomited right after taking a huge dose of insulin to cover the carbs in the dinner she was about to eat and her blood sugar bottomed out for hours. Early the next morning after a terrible night of sickness and battling her glucose levels and crying (me), her pediatric endocrinologist sent us straight to Children’s Hospital Colorado. He called ahead to let them know we were on our way and the level of care and compassion she received while in the ER was above and beyond anything I have ever seen in a hospital. The staff stopped her vomiting almost immediately, but she was already extremely dehydrated spilling a large amount of ketones, but they fixed her right up. We were there for about 10 hours and my only regret was that I didn’t take her in sooner, lesson learned. Children’s Hospital Colorado is our preferred hospital and it is on all their school/activity forms.

So, what is the Miracle Marathon? It’s a 27-day virtual fundraising campaign in which participants run, walk, or achieve forward motion of any kind one mile per day starting September 16th. The first 26 days are completed at your own pace—wherever and whenever you want. On Day 27, October 12th, the final 1.2 miles will be started as a group at 2:27 pm EST. It’s a marathon, plus a mile, for the kiddos. It’s perfect for those of us who like the idea of completing a marathon but would rather not complete all the miles at once.

MMlogo

Please join me and register to support Children’s Hospital Colorado or another Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, and tell a friend. If you register as a Miracle Maker (you’ll receive fun swag), you can use my special code MIRACLEZAKARY to get a 10% discount off registration.

You can sign up for Team Raising Colorado here or you can sponsor one of my miles here (seriously any amount). Your donation is tax-deductible, 100 percent of proceeds go to help sick or injured kids, and all donations go directly to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. When a donation is given it stays in the community, helping local kids.

High fives to everyone, especially Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

    Comments
  • security products


    Please let me know if you’re looking for a article writer
    for your weblog. You have some really good articles and I believe I would be a good asset.
    If you ever want to take some of the load
    off, I’d love to write some articles for your blog
    in exchange for a link back to mine. Please send me an e-mail if interested.
    Kudos!

  • James Frazer Mann


    Thank you for the auspicious writeup. It if truth be
    told was once a enjoyment account it. Look complicated to far added agreeable from you!

    However, how can we keep in touch?

  • car accessories


    My brother recommended I would possibly like this web site.
    He was entirely right. This publish actually made my day.
    You can not imagine just how so much time I had spent for this info!
    Thank you!

  • http://ibelauto.com/user/profile/300555


    Excellent weblog right here! Also your site rather a lot up
    very fast! What host are you using? Can I am getting your affiliate link in your host?
    I want my website loaded up as quickly as yours lol

  • federal loan application


    What’s up, for all time i used to check website posts here
    early in the morning, for the reason that i like to gain knowledge of more and more.

  • advanced vehicle diagnostics


    Amazing issues here. I’m very happy to peer your post. Thank
    you so much and I am taking a look ahead to
    touch you. Will you kindly drop me a e-mail?

  • www.linkedin.com


    hey there and thank you for your info – I have definitely picked
    up something new from right here. I did however expertise several
    technical points using this website, since I experienced to
    reload the site lots of times previous to I could get it to load correctly.
    I had been wondering if your web host is OK? Not that I am complaining, but sluggish
    loading instances times will very frequently affect your placement in google and can damage your quality score if advertising and marketing with Adwords.
    Well I am adding this RSS to my e-mail and could look
    out for a lot more of your respective interesting content.
    Make sure you update this again very soon.

  • Georges Sadala Rihan


    Very good info. Lucky me I came across your site by accident
    (stumbleupon). I have book-marked it for later!

  • Lelio Vieira Carneiro Junior


    Wonderful website. Lots of helpful information here.
    I’m sending it to several friends ans additionally sharing in delicious.
    And of course, thanks to your effort!

  • car computer holder


    hey there and thank you for your info – I have certainly picked up anything new from right here.
    I did however expertise some technical points using this site,
    as I experienced to reload the website lots of times previous to I could get it to
    load correctly. I had been wondering if your hosting is OK?

    Not that I’m complaining, but sluggish loading instances times will sometimes affect your placement in google and could damage your high-quality score
    if ads and marketing with Adwords. Well I’m adding this RSS to my e-mail and can look out for much more of your
    respective interesting content. Ensure that you update this again very soon.

  • business cards happens


    It’s not my first time to go to see this site, i am browsing this
    website dailly and obtain good information from here all the time.

  • James Frazer Mann


    My brother suggested I may like this website. He was
    totally right. This put up actually made my day.

    You cann’t believe simply how a lot time I had
    spent for this information! Thanks!

  • run car water


    Article writing is also a excitement, if you be familiar with after that you can write or else it is complex to write.

  • right car loan


    Thank you for the good writeup. It in fact was a amusement account it.
    Look advanced to more added agreeable from you! However, how could we
    communicate?

  • two exhaust systems


    Greetings from California! I’m bored at work so I decided
    to check out your site on my iphone during lunch break. I really like the information you present here and can’t wait to take a look when I get home.

    I’m shocked at how quick your blog loaded on my mobile ..
    I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyways, fantastic site!

  • Marlys


    Can you tell us more about this? I’d like to find out some additional information.

  • business security


    What a material of un-ambiguity and preserveness of precious knowledge regarding unexpected emotions.

  • cara membuat makanan anak umur 2 tahun


    Usually I don’t read article on blogs, however I wish
    to say that this write-up very compelled me to try and do it!
    Your writing taste has been surprised me. Thanks, quite great article.

  • cars value


    Hi! Someone in my Facebook group shared this website with
    us so I came to look it over. I’m definitely enjoying the information. I’m book-marking and will be tweeting this to my followers!
    Exceptional blog and outstanding design.

  • cara mengatasi anak balita susah makan


    Hey there! I know this is kinda off topic but
    I was wondering which blog platform are you using for this website?
    I’m getting fed up of WordPress because I’ve had issues with hackers and I’m
    looking at alternatives for another platform. I would be awesome if you could point me in the direction of a good platform.

  • exhaust gases safe


    Appreciate this post. Let me try it out.

  • James Frazer-Mann


    I just like the valuable information you supply to your articles.
    I will bookmark your weblog and check again here
    regularly. I am fairly certain I’ll learn lots of new stuff proper right
    here! Good luck for the next!

  • used kia cars


    magnificent post, very informative. I ponder why the opposite specialists
    of this sector do not notice this. You should continue your writing.
    I am sure, you’ve a huge readers’ base already!

  • Deena


    I was able to find good info from your content.

  • meuestilo.r7.com


    whoah this blog is wonderful i love studying your articles.
    Stay up the great work! You know, a lot of people are hunting
    around for this information, you can help them greatly.

  • masakan untuk anak


    There is certainly a great deal to find out about this issue.

    I like all the points you’ve made.

  • Augustina


    Currently it looks like Expression Engine is the top
    blogging platform available right now. (from
    what I’ve read) Is that what you’re using on your blog?

  • Tod


    Howdy! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and say I genuinely enjoy reading your posts.
    Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums that
    deal with the same topics? Thanks!

    leave a comment
    Your email is never shared.
    Required fields are marked *