If you follow me on Instagram, you saw that I participated in my first 5k. It felt really good to finally accomplish that goal. It may seem small, but it was a huge accomplishment for me. I was planning on running a 5k earlier in the Summer, but it was going to be $40 a person to run it. I wasn’t willing to pay that much for my first race so I kind of gave up on my goal of running a 5k. That was when I was given an incredible opportunity.
On July 11th, the cutest little 8 year old boy, Kace was in a horrible car accident. Dave teaches at his school, coached football with his dad, and is currently his sister’s teacher. Kace has been in the hospital ever since with many different struggles that he has overcome. According to medicine, he shouldn’t have come as far as he has come. With many prayers, he has made huge strides. He has a long way to go, and still has very little movement. The school put together the Race for Kace to help raise money for his family. It was only $10 to run and was the perfect opportunity for me to run my first 5k.
Dave pushed Harper and my dad and brother ran it with us. It was one of the most humbling experiences I have ever had. Kace’s aunt spoke before the race and read a letter from Kace’s mom. I can’t imagine seeing my own child go through the things that Kace has had to endure. As the crowd got together to start the race, the DJ had everyone chant “Kace, Kace, Kace” until the race started. I couldn’t help but have the tears well up in my eyes. As I ran, I realized just how blessed I am to have working legs that I can run. It is something that I have taken for granted, yet we all pray that Kace will be able to use his legs again someday.
The race was tough, but so worth the journey. They had festivities at the finish line to help raise more money for the family. It was an incredible sight to see. Kids selling lemonade, people selling hot dogs, and a silent auction. There are generous, kind people in this world. I want to be more like them.
I haven’t heard an official final number of what was raised from the Race for Kace, but last I heard, it was close to $20k. Isn’t that incredible? It sounds like it will most likely be used to purchase a piece of equipment that Kace will need in order to come home. I am so grateful for the Lord’s tender mercies in my life and that I was able to have this experience. I will remember it for the rest of my life.
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