Monday, June 13, 2011

# 4 there's a hero !!!

if you look inside your heart, so says mariah.

it doesn't take much to be a superhero. a chance to be one presents itself in many ways.  one can run for a cause and be a hero.  helping someone with cancer is a good cause. cancer is one enemy no superhero can stop but one can keep it at bay before it so heartlessly ravages the body. to see a loved one slowly fall apart and become a shadow of how she used to be can break one's heart. even more heartbreaking is when kids as young as 3 years old are stricken with cancer. we can only imagine how they face the pain, understanding and accepting it far beyond what their young minds can comprehend and what their young bodies can bear.  the situation takes a turn for the worse when these kids' families don't have the financial resources to provide medication or the numerous lab examinations that are urgently needed.  

the running club of chong hua hospital took it upon themselves to organize a running event to help raise funds for 3 kids suffering from leukemia and 1 kid with lymphoma.  These kids, ranging in age from 3 to 11, were chosen out of 23 applicants. 

may not have been my best 16k finish but a finish for a good cause is as good a record as any PR can be. tete conquered her first 16k and is mighty proud to be called a hero. yangi's 4k finish made her a superhero, too.  

yes, mariah, a hero lies in us.  isn't that awesome?

2 comments:

  1. nice, nice. SUPERHEROES!!!!!!

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  2. You all are heros in my eyes. You said it best when you said a good finish for a good cause is just as rewarding as a PR!

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