For the June 10 Walk for Arthritis I coordinated a team comprised of my son, my daughter, my nephew, a good friend and myself. We called ourselves Amanda’s Braves in recognition of how brave my daughter has been in dealing with Juvenile Arthritis.
We were thrilled when our team received the award for the top fundraising team in the region. Amanda was not feeling great when she woke up the morning of the Walk but she was able to complete the first kilometer of the Walk. Seeing her able to participate in the Walk was the real reward for the day.
Amanda has come so far since starting her arthritis treatments a couple months ago. Tracy Mann
My greatest milestone over the past year has been losing 100lbs. Why?
I did it for my family, especially my two boys. Since the birth of my second child, I had no patience, and no energy. They would want me to do activities with them, but I always had an excuse as to why I couldn't. I have always stressed the importance of exercise and physical education to my children, but I was no role model. Why would they listen to me?
Then one day it all clicked for me. I wanted to eat healthy, exercise, and work towards a healthy lifestyle. A lifestyle that would make me feel great, and one that would work for my family. It was a lot of work, but i did it!! With my family constantly on my mind, I was able to lose the weight. Now i am continuing to work at upholding the lifestyle i have always wanted.
I feel great. I love all of the compliments I get, and I am happy when people tell me that I inspire them to work out. Me!!!
My proudest moment throughout my journey was when my children presented me with a lego figure of a women dressed in workout clothes, holding a boom box. My oldest said "this is you mom in bootcamp." I did it!! I finally became the role model I have always wanted to be for my children. My children know I love them very much, but now they know I have added years to our time together. Lora Feltham
Help inspire a generation of Heart Heroes!
30 years of continuous support by our local schools!
Jump Rope for Heart has been a great way to inspire students to embrace healthy living and social responsiblity. By jumping ropes for 30 years and raising money for the Heart and Stroke Foundation, we are building healthier hearts throughout our schools and accross our country! Please help us celebrate our tremendous Milestone!! Bernie Westfall
So many milestones in my life, but I'll share one of the most recent ones for which I'm particularly proud.
A few months ago I started a weekly practice & workout routine for myself. Every Sunday I've been going to an empty dojo to practice my martial arts mixed with a routine to build strength and endurance.
Eventually, I inspired some of my fellow karateka to join me. They love and appreciate what I've created and have been coming to practice with me for a few weeks. They've told me they will continue to do so and have been suggesting to others in the class that they should come too. I'm excited to find out how this grows. Joël Larose