Welcome to Georgia's Journey

Georgia Lily Lucas was born at home on October 6th, 2008 4:15am, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She was diagnosed with SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy) on April 1, 2009.

On April 3rd Georgia was taken home, to be near her sisters and the rest of her family and friends. Nearly three weeks later, on April 21, 2009, she died peacefully -- in the loving arms of her mother and in the same room in which she was born.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

In Good Company

As SMA Awareness month continues I ran my first 10km (6.2miles) this morning. I was excited but a little nervous as the furthest that I had ever run was 5 miles - and that was last Monday!! LOL Shortly before the warm up began a few of us stood together to have our pictures taken in our t-shirts. As I stood there I was surprised, and yet not... to see one of Georgie's PICU doctors. It's funny that even though it's been over 2 years our eyes locked and met in recognition instantly. I will always remember and be grateful to this doctor as she was always considerate and compassionate when it came to caring for Georgia. She was the one person that I knew I could turn to if I wanted honest answers. Our time in the hospital was quite awful but this one person made a huge difference in our lives. We had a few minutes to catch up before the race and I knew right then and there that I was exactly where I was meant to be.

I chose to try to keep pace with a woman that I only met a few days ago. She is actually training to run the Diva marathon in New York along with a few of my friends in October. In the end she became my angel. She kept the time and the pace with me - even sharing her music to help me find my rhythm. At the end when I thought that I was going to throw up she told me just to keep going until I saw my girls. The rest was easy! Nothing like hearing, "Go Mommy!" when the original reason that brought you to a place was losing a child.

The experience was uplifting and empowering. Thanks to all of my friends that joined me today especially my new running buddy Theresa. I still have no desire to be running more than 10km but I think that I'll definitely do it again. : )




This is me post race in my new shirt.

Here are the backs of the t-shirt. I am hoping that if enough people wear them the logo will soon become recognized.


Love to you all,


Kristen


1 comment:

  1. Congratulations! This post brought tears to my eyes. I am so proud of you and know all 4 of your girls were there, cheering you on and lending a little nudge towards the finish line when you needed it! Love Em
    ps.love the new shirts!

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