On Monday, we received a package in the mail with this year’s Miles for Mitchell run medals. I was so excited I asked Natalie if I could take a photo of her with the new medal.
Inscribed on each is a silhouette of Mitchell being pushed on his wheelchair by his older brother, Ethan. We extracted this silhouette from a photo I took of them the fall before Mitch passed. It’s symbolic on several levels – but for the run, it describes what happens when people participate in our charity run. They become the person behind the wheelchair. On the bottom are the words, “Run with us, Change lives.”
Our local run is April 22nd and we have people from many states coming to Salt Lake City to run with us in person. However, this is a global run – so people can register as individuals or teams anywhere in the world. Last year we had runners from Africa, Cypress, Singapore, Australia, Germany, the UK and many other countries. It was so neat to see people send us photos of them wearing the Miles for Mitchell T-Shirt in support of our cause.
Mitchell’s journey has an important work to do. We hope you will join us this year so we can make an even bigger impact in the lives of people all across the world. At this year’s run, we’ll be highlighting a young boy, Kaden, who has DMD. We are going to help them raise money for a wheelchair ramp and help with mobility needs.
You can register for our run or donate at milesformitchell.org
You can learn about our charity work at mitchellsjourney.org