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Badwater 135

Donations as of September 03, 2014:

$180.00 Raised Offline
$7,312.00 Raised Online
$7,492.00 Total Raised

Badwater 135

I will be running the Badwater 135 mile Ultra Marathon across Death Valley in July of this year. I am raising funds for Endurance Trust benefiting Keegan's Fund. I hope to raise $100 for each mile I have to run. Keegans Fund is a charity my wife and I  have created. Keegan's Fund is set up to be a voice of comfort in understanding the birth of a stillborn child. We layout the cumbersome ground work to assist families with monetary and emotional support. This ranges from pre arranged grief counseling, funeral arrangements, and monetary assistance as may be needed after having a stillborn child. This is a highly personal ambition and Endurance Trust is helping side by side in all aspects.

The short story. After many years of doubt and wonder about ever being able to have children due to my having been through Chemo and Sabrinas unforeseen issues. Sabrina and I where bewildered with excitement when we found out we were having twins. She had the perfect pregnancy until the last month when on a routine exam found out they had lost Keegans heartbeat. Through an emergency C section my daughter Zoe was born along with perfect looking Keegan. While all nurses and attending staff where very consoling not one had a clue what to say or do for us, and we felt that. Having to plan a funeral for your son while you first born daughter is a day old is not something I wish on anyone. It was truly Heaven and Hell.

Badwater Ultra-marathon is 135 mile non-stop race from Death Vally to Mt. Whitney CA. Badwater is the most demanding and extreme running race offered anywhere on the planet. Starting at Badwater Death Valley which is the lowest point in the US at -280' below sea level in 120 degree heat, then finishing at 8300' at the portal of Mt. Whitney crossing 3 mountain ranges in the process. Badwater is ranked by National Geographic as the Toughest Race on the Planet.

While I have run many Marathons and done a lot of triathlons I had a curiosity about Ultra marathons (any race longer than 26.2 miles). Running became a sort of meditation over the past few years. I went longer and longer and gained more and more opportunities.   Finally building up a resume good enough to even be able to enter Badwater. And then the thrill and of being accepted. I am running Badwater for a few reasons. For my son who never got to live in this world, and to SHOW my kids they can do anything they aspire to rather than just tell them they can. I want to prove to myself I am greater than the bad things that happen to me and do some good for others as well. Sometimes the only thing that makes sense is trying to move forward. Badwater is all about moving forward... regardless.

 

Thank you for any and all support. I wont let you down.

 

Supporters

Comment Donation
Heather Cassida I think what you are doing is great!
$100.00
Natalie Horn Childs Although this is a small donation, I hope it helps make a huge impact with others that face what you have been through. Way to go Willy!!
$50.00
Jessie Hudson
$25.00
Ken Elkin, Acquisition Experts LLC What an incredible accomplishment and strong positive message. Will, you are an inspiration!
$50.00
Zai
$50.00
Terry Link II Saw race on my aunt's FB page. Glad to support this very worthwhile cause. Congrats on BadWater. Best wishes for success with Keegan's Fund.
$50.00
Diego Jarrin Congrats and Kudos team Will Power !! Way to finish Badwater on your first try Willy !!
$67.50
steven martine good job brother!!!!
$25.00
Karla, Ernie I can do everything through him who gives me strenght...Phillippians 4:13
$45.00
The Ali family You are such an inspiration! Thank you for sharing your story with us.
$25.00
The Balzers Way to go, Will! Hugs to Zoe and Asher!
$50.00
The Nettles Family We are so very proud of you ! Praying you will feel 'God's Wings on your feet' and 'His love with each breath you take' ! Love you !!!
$100.00
Sharon & Eric Lubin Beautiful. Have a safe and awesome run.
$25.00
Irene Campbell
$25.00
Gene Zweben
$100.00
Dale and Edie Majewski A great cause Will. Good luck sir.
$50.00
Anonymous Keep moving forward...
$100.00
Anonymous Keep moving forward, Will and the rest of the Glover's.
$25.00
The Mayer Family
$25.00
Stephen Curet God bless you, Will. You are turning tragedy into triumph, one foot in front of the other! Phil 4:13
$200.00
Anke Hutson Good Luck.. You will do fantastic!!!!
$30.00
Harry and Susan Roemisch
$25.00
Tommy and Amber Allore Go Will! We'll be thinking about you!
$35.00
Aki and Anne Komulainen Good luck Will! Run strong!
$50.00
Patricia Spina, Julian & Merlin We are cheering for you, Will! Run strong and enjoy the amazing experience!
$20.00
Juli Good Luck Will! Cheering for you!
$20.00
Darrell and Joanne Fiske
$100.00
Mariana Lindsay
$25.00
Krista Mueller Good Luck, Will. Continue to be an inspiration!
$25.00
Liz Tarantino Good Luck!
$25.00
Anonymous
$500.00
The Planker family Can't wait to hear all about it. You're an inspiration. Godspeed!
$25.00
Steve Day & Karlette Peck Good luck! We'll be rooting for you
$100.00
Rankin, Lily, Linden, and Essie Holloway My kids and I wish you well out there on the final leg of this journey for you!
$25.00
The Peacock Oh the stories we could tell....See you in the Valley :)
$50.00
Sheryl and Ken P We will be following you!
$25.00
Lisa Stewart Way to go! You continue to inspire.
$25.00
Dave Porfiri Good luck on the run!
$100.00
Anonymous
$25.00
Jon and Harriett Blakeslee
$25.00
Bonnie M. You are amazing! Run well!
$25.00
Sherry Wirtel, VP Good luck!
$25.00
Sharon& Richard Erwin *a little more...
$112.00
Joan Klostreich
$30.00
Jeffrey Kasal I'm sure you'll get through this little 135 without a problem.
$500.00
Bill Salcedo
$100.00*
Mary Nelson May God continue to strengthen you and your family and all the lives you touch.
$100.00
Christy Johnston (Fellow FUR)
$25.00
Amy Eversole and the Parr Family From our family of "multiples"..... to those families of "multiples" who need the help :-). Enjoy the race and stay safe.... kick a$$ too!
$50.00
Mario Cobo Buena suerte amigo, fuerza!!
$25.00

Donation Summary

Raised Offline
$180
Raised Online
$7,312
Total Raised
$7,492
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