5th annual fun run for foster care

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Despite early morning downpour from a typhoon somewhere in the region, a huge number of adults and kids showed up to run 5 and 10K on Saturday morning! 



With amazing help from about  75 volunteers and several key sponsors, kids of all ages were racing, playing games and getting faces painted while adults helped fund the bake sale donations and cheer on the 150-200 runners. 



Life in China is always a bit unpredictable but everything came off even better than we had hoped for! 


My favorite moment was when Timotai crossed the finish line after running the whole 5k with his foster mom, despite legs that are kind of awkward from cerebral palsy.  This boy could not even sit up 7 years ago when he first came into foster care at age 7. 


Another highlight was when current and former foster kids handed trophies to the winners of the races.  


I saw many people very moved by the enthusiasm of the children, and I feel like the moment captured the essence of the reason for this event–to demonstrate that kids have inherent value and deserve a loving family–with or without disabilities.  

Of course, it was also fun to announce the second place of women’s 5k as my oldest daughter!  


Back for more fun next year! 

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3 responses »

  1. great post!

    On Wed, Sep 7, 2016 at 10:22 AM, Chopstix for Seven wrote:

    > soccernorsk posted: ” Despite early morning downpour from a typhoon > somewhere in the region, a huge number of adults and kids showed up to run > 5 and 10K on Saturday morning! With amazing help from about 75 volunteers > and several key sponsors, kids of all ages ” >

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