An Excellent Cause

6 Dec

One of our frequent contributors and a good friend, Lori Buher, wrote about a wonderful event over at Mother Talkers: the Challenged Athletes Foundation’s (CAF) Triathlon in San Diego.

From the sidelines, I marveled at the grit and determination so many of these athletes possess and reflected on the journey that brought me to this point. As the mother of a child who entered the world of disabilities as a teenager, it was heartwarming to witness the support these challenged athletes receive.

My son Carl, who was with me in San Diego, contracted meningococcal disease–sometimes called bacterial meningitis–at age 14. He lost both legs below the knees as a result. Before this he was an athlete, playing both football and basketball.

I encourage you to read her full account here.  I also attended this event and posted some pictures in an earlier post and highly encourage you all to learn more about the group on their website.

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