Back in 2009, my little nephew Brayden was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. In the last two years, Brayden has been hospitalized 25 times outside of his regular chemo treatments. He has been pricked and prodded as he’s raged his battle against this terrible disease and he’s faced it all with the courage of a lion. The kids and I were thrilled to deck ourselves out in orange and attend a 5k walk hosted by Renowned Events Care Foundation to help raise money for Brayden, his family and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
We were even more thrilled to see Brayden at the event feeling healthy enough to run around the track a few times with us too. Since he doesn’t get out very much, it was like Big Brother was meeting an awesome new cousin for the very first time. And you can’t talk about facing a terribly hard situation with courage without talking about Brayden’s totally awesome (and single) mom, Chantel. She’s a total rockstar.
Pumpkin and her cousin might have been some of the last people on the track, but they were determined to finish their 5K walk(and run) for Brayden.
(my family is awesome)
It’s been 12 days, since the 5K Leukemia Walk for Brayden but you can still make a donation! Visit www.RenownedEvents.com/payments. Simply enter Brayden in the comment section where it says Event Title. A portion of the donation also goes to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. To read more of Brayden’s Story, visit www.RenownedCares.org.