This upcoming weekend I will be participating in my first ever marathon. Yes...... that is running 26.2 miles in case you're wondering. Once again this year, we are trying to raise money for the HOPE on the Horizon research fund through APFED ( Click here for more info ). I enjoy setting lofty fitness goals because of the sense of accomplishment at the finish line. Running for around 4 hours really is no comparison to the daily struggles Jordan faces. About 75% of his daily nutrition now comes from his G-tube. We are very grateful for the physical growth we have seen over the last year. At the same time, he has failed all of the last food trials he has started due to increased eosinophils, nausea, stomach pain, and so forth. APFED is hard at work trying to uncover and study Eosinophilic Esophagitis.
We would like to thank all of our FirstHealth family (especially Ian Pierce) for supporting us with the t-shirt fundraising. If you would like to give money to help children with eosinophilic diseases, please click the "Donate Here" link on the upper right corner of this blog. When you are redirected to the donation page, just fill out the following items.
For Type of Payment: HOPE on the Horizon
In Honor Of: Jordan Wood- Team Wood
Thanks for supporting our family this weekend most importantly with your prayers!