Friday, May 13, 2011

Tomorrow......Crosby's Coming Home!




In honor of Crosby's homecoming, we wanted to raise money for the March of Dimes foundation who supports premature babies around the world! We have felt so blessed by the care he has received and all of the love, support and prayers from family and friends. We wanted to give back for all the other children in NICU's around the country whose families are undergoing the same struggles that we have over the last weeks.

We are going to run the Tough Mudder Virginia Run and wanted to do this in support of the March of Dimes. The March of Dimes is a global leader in the care and research of premature babies and those born with birth defects. The race itself will be challenging as neither of us have done a trail race with obstacles.  It is a 10-12 mile obstacle course designed by the British Special Forces to test all around strength, stamina, grit and camaraderie.  Crosby has certainly been an amazing example of strength and stamina to us in his short life and we hope to honor him in this race.  It takes place at Wintergreen Ski Resort just outside of Charlottesville. Thankfully the race isn't until October so we have some time to train. If you're curious you can check out the race at www.toughmudder.com/.


We set up a website at www.firstgiving.com. Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support our fundraising efforts. Even if you can only contribute your prayers for Crosby and our family that would be more than enough. We love you all. The link is below



http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/ryanpsmith/greateasternendurancerunhalfmarathon


Just a reminder of how far he's come...









We love you Crosby!

2 comments:

Megan said...

Yay for Crosby finally coming home! Much love to yall, enjoy every restless minute ;)...then hopefully you will rest easier knowing our newest little buddy is home w his whole family!! Hooray for Smith Party of 5!!!!!!!

rileydster said...

We praise God with you and are very happy.