Thursday, April 19, 2012


I mentioned in my last post that we had some exciting news to be announced this week. First, a little background.

As you may already know, I am training for Ironman St. George on May 5th (only 16 more days!!!). My purpose in doing so is to raise awareness and funding for orphans with Down syndrome, and in particular Maggie.

About a month ago I received an email from Ironman announcing a competition they put together called Kona Inspired. They have given anyone the opportunity to submit a 90 second video into this competition telling their story of how Ironman has helped them believe that "Anything is Possible". Winners will be given the opportunity to race in the Ironman World Championship in Kona in October and most importantly, they will get to tell their story on NBC's nationally televised broadcast of the Ironman World Championship!

When I first learned about this opportunity I knew that this truly could be an opportunity to tell the world about these children and most importantly, create the awareness that is needed to truly make a difference for them!!

So Nash and I made a video! Before I show it to you, I want to explain how this competition works and HOW YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE TOO! Between now and May 31st, all videos can be viewed. Based on total VIEWS and total VOTES, 15 will be chosen to compete against each other in the finals in June. The top 2 will go to Kona! So, back to how you can help. Your view and vote can be counted once each day. However, it is perfectly OK to vote more than once a day if you view the video from a different computer, laptop or phone and then vote from that device  To vote, just look in the lower left hand corner of the screen while watching the video.. We have plenty of days left between now and May 31st! You're vote is much appreciated, each and every day :) !!

I'll keep you posted on how things are going. Here's the link to our video. Enjoy!!!



Katrina said...

Beautiful video. It made me cry. I so admire your dedication trying to find these children homes. Thank you for sharing this with me. I will be voting and asking others daily :)

Katrina Carlene's soon to be momma :)

Anonymous said...

Wonderful video! Thank you so much for your passion for orphans and other children with Down syndrome, and for your support for Reece's Rainbow.

I will do what I can to spread the word, to encourage others to view and vote. Good luck!

Susan in Ky
Cousin to 2 from EE

Anonymous said...

This was inspiring! I will do anything I can to help you get to Kona! I love you guys so much.