Congratulations to Nick Klein and Emma Kate Holdbrooks,
Overall Male/Female winners of Beat the Heat for Dylan 2013!
150 runners registered for this race. Thanks to all our sponsors and Cross Country parents for making this race a success.
Results: see www.winfield.k12.al.us for complete results
This run/walk begins and ends at the Winfield High Track and winds through our high school and elementary school campuses. Join us as we run, walk and stroll this 5K/fun run on May 25, 2013. All proceeds will benefit 4 year old Dylan Sce (son of Winfield native Kris Cox and Joe Sce) and the WCHS Cross Country team. Race t-shirt for each paid registration. Awards for overall male & female and top 3 in each age group. Fun Run - overall male & female award. Tot Trot - medals for all participants.
Registion at Active.com - https://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=2086550
Dylan is my sweet darling boy. He and his twin brother were born at 30 weeks and spent 2 1/2 months in the neonatal intensive care unit. He was born with heart arrhythmia and because of things that were out of our control his arrhythmia got out of control. His heart was beating over 300 beats per MINUTE for 7 hours. At one point his heart beat wasn't even registering it was going too fast. He was shocked twice trying to get his heart back into normal rhythm but unfortunately it did not work. Finally after countless medicines and hard work by the doctors and nurses they finally got his heart under control enough to move him to a hospital that specializes in heart problems. Because of the time that his heart was beating so fast there wasn't enough oxygen getting to the front part of his brain, and because of this he suffered brain damage that unfortunately cannot be repaired. Dylan is a very bright little boy and is a delight to be around, but we noticed from very early on that he was not meeting his milestones on time and some not at all. At 8 months he was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. It took some getting used to, but once we had the diagnoses we were off and running with how we were going to try and do right by Dylan. That is where you come in. By participating in this benefit you will be helping to get Dylan up on his feet and start meeting and exceeding those milestones. We found out about a program in Philadelphia called The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential. While it is a mouthful to say it is something that is based on a simple premise. By growing the brain you heal the brain. We visit The Institutes every 6 months. They design a program specifically for Dylan that is physical, intellectual, as well as nutritional. We have been doing this program for 2 years and because of it Dylan is reading, doing math, and almost crawling. He is also pulling up on the furniture. All things that we were told he would not do. It is an all-encompassing program and unfortunately it is not covered by our insurance. This means that we have to cover everything ourselves. We would greatly appreciate you participating in the benefit so that we can give Dylan the life we think he deserves. This program has been a life saver for Dylan.
Print the PDF (for registration) attachment below or go to https://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=2086550
Registration forms also available at Winfield City Hall, Winfield High School Office & NW Medical - Wellness Center
First 100 to register are guaranteed a race t-shirt so don't wait - register today!