Sunday, November 15, 2015

Rock 'N' Roll Las Vegas Team Lifeline

The day is finally here. All the fundraising, planning, and little bit of training. The pasta party was amazing...the spirit, everyone cheering for Team Lifeline. A few counselors and kids from Camp Simcha were there and they recreated the welcome tunnel, something that is always amazing to see. A video was shown telling what Chai Lifeline means to families, HOPE. The 10k, amazing. Seeing all the people walking/running for different reasons but all the same. There were times when I wanted to quit....the wind and rain made it cold. I didn't quit...I kept thinking about Ian and all he goes through on a daily basis pushed me to keep going. The last mile seemed to take a lot longer then the rest of the race, as Brian said we slowed down. Finally, the finish line was there. One hour and forty minutes after we started. An emotional finish, knowing we did it for Ian and all the kids and their families. As for the after party, well we made it about 10 minutes before heading back to our room to crash. Watch out, we are already talking about Team Lifeline 2016 in Vegas. 

This would not have been possible with out all the people who donated to us a few months ago.  A huge thank you to all of you. Also with out a few special people we could not have done it, Bethany and family as well as our Gilchrist family...thank you all for taking care of the kids. Becca, Bree and Heather for doing 4.2 miles in Baltimore today since they could not be in Vegas with us. 

Hard to believe the day is finally here. 

Ian at the Hotel getting a visit from Becca and a therapy dog.

At the pasta party, gearing up. 

Everyone from Team Lifeline showing the spirit.
Our time at the finish line.
Checking in with Team Lifeline at the end of the race. 
Brian with his metal.
Marci with her metal.

1 comment:

Marci Scher said...

Heather Lev <3 U!!! Becca was a pleasure. Even Marty Lev said so. lol So glad you both were able to do it together. Although I wish it was me. But you both deserved it more than anything. Safe travels today!   xoxo

Michal Katz Congratulations and thank you!!

Erika Agetstein Buchdahl Awesome!!!

Sheri Greenberg Gelvar Awesome!

Sallie Brovitz-Palmer You both are amazing!

Carye George Everett Amazing job and an inspiration to your kids!