After completing my last half marathon, the Red Shoe Half. I was given the opportunity to meet a great family. A family I had been following through the world of social media.
The Burdorf family would be participating in the 5k & kids races. They have used the House as part of their #keepfightingblake journey. After the races were completed, there was a nice presentation about Blake and the Ronald McDonald House.
What does this have to do with me? Well I was going to donate my hard earned medal to Blake, as part of Medals4Mettle. Blake deserves more than a piece of metal, but if I can help encourage this little guy to keep fighting for a healthy life, I am all in.
Once the race festivities were over, I introduced myself to the family and presented Blake with his medal. I was also able to present his 3 siblings with medals too. Blake seemed a little confused, but the smiles on the siblings, parents and my face were priceless.
I am proud to be a part of this organization I am always accepting medals. Per the rules I will accept 13.1 or longer distances. If you would like to donate shorter distances I can use them as well to share with siblings. I also take monetary donations to help support the cost of ribbons and printing flyers.
Also a huge thanks to Laura for all her medals and to the Ronald McDonald house for supporting me.