Photo via Katie Grana, our AMAZING "Ramblin' for Ron" team captain, and Ron's other niece.
Words cannot even express how amazing this girl is. Seriously!
Unfortunately, my uncle, the family member we are participating in support of, is back in treatment this year and hopefully beating this horrible disease once and for all. Because of this, he wasn't able to physically walk with us like he did last year, but he "rode" along! Hopefully he will beat this evil disease this time around and will be able to walk again next year and every year thereafter.
Photo via Katie Grana, our AMAZING "Ramblin' for Ron" team captain
Here are a couple more photos, including the majority of our team (some of those with little ones left not long after the race), taken by my cousin....or with her camera.
Look at us...all nuts. The best kind of nuts, too, honey roasted.
Photos via Lauren Dieckmann, designer of our fabulous team shirts,
who also happens to be my cousin and daughter of the strongest guy I know.
Yes, we are a bunch of nuts, and we're damn proud of it.
DKMS facilitates a lot of swabbing drives to get people on the Be The Match list--so don't do both, you will end up on the official list through either means. I was lucky to get swabbed at last year's walk, and I carry my fob and donor number with me, waiting for the call. I cannot even imagine not being ready and willing if I got called. Are you on the list?
It was a fantastic turnout, and another moving event, literally and figuratively. If you participated in the St. Louis event, I'd love to hear from you. Since I believe it was simultaneously held in several cities, if you attended elsewhere, I'd love to hear from you as well!
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