Thank you all for helping me reach my goal of raising $1,000 per mile, I am truly humbled by and grateful for your support! This page will be open until I've completed the marathon, and every additional $7,500 we raise represents one more child who will have the opportunity to replace fear with hope through having their wish granted.
Welcome to my Make-A-Wish® fundraising page. I started this online fundraiser to help grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions - and I am asking for your support. I plan to run a Marathon (26.2 miles) onboard the Norwegian Breakaway cruise ship during the CruiseOne/Cruises Inc. National Conference on October 5th, 2013. When complete, I will have run 210 laps around the ship as it sails between Bermuda & NYC and become the first American to finish a Marathon-At-Sea.
Your donation will help kids like Santiago, age 9, pictured above, replace fear with happiness and help his entire family feel hope and optimism.
One look at the smile on Santiago's face, and you can see that this is a child ready for adventure. So when the time came for him to choose his one true wish, a Caribbean cruise was just the ticket to escape from the daily challenges associated with having a life-threatening heart disease.
Santiago's entire family had a wonderful time, they said the trip was "perfect" and they were treated like royalty by the ship's concierge. Santiago enjoyed dancing with his favorite characters, and the highlight of the trip was speeding down the ship's water slide.
I hope you'll join me in helping make wishes come true for many more kids like Santiago.
Thank you for your support!