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Over the past four years, my journey back from cancer has been about healing and allowing my system time to rebuild. I am grateful to have recovered and believe doing service to other causes is part of giving back and persevering through impossible odds.
This year, I decided to run my first marathon ever. There are many reasons. Among them proving that cancer did not take anything from me, but rather gave me the ability to build a better version of myself. This version is cognizant of how an individual piece affects the whole. In line with this concept, my most important reason is to transcend pain and run to support a cause dear to my heart....raising money for the Mount Sinai Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
One of my most beloved Qi Gong/Yoga colleagues has a beautiful niece whose first months resided in a NICU. Her story and bravery inspired me to champion this cause.
I chose the New York Marathon because it allowed me to be a part of Team Andi, my team. :)
Here is their Story:
My friend Amy's daughter Andi was born 10 weeks early weighing just over 2 pounds. Baby Andi lived in Mount Sinai Hospital's NICU for almost 3 months. Amy brought Andi into this world, but the NICU staff brought Andi to life. Amy took her passion for running and combined it with her gratitude toward Mount Sinai's NICU and created TEAM ANDI. Since it started in 2014, Team Andi created its first private room that can hold one family overnight in the hospital's NICU while their baby is recovering. We hope to create many rooms for future NICU parents to live with their newborns, hear them cry, smell them, hold them whenever they want, bathe them, and be there 24/7 with support from NICU staff.
NICU’s are truly special and save lives every day. They allow parents to be parents and give children the breath they need to live a full life.
Please support my fight back from disease and an amazing cause that creates miracles every day.
I am asking for your support and will be forever grateful. No donation is too small....
For more information, visit www.teamandi.org