It's been two years since my original post. I considered erasing it all and filling the space with new updates on how Theo has grown and the fantastic new ways he has progressed since the first time I was here. At the end of the day, it all boils down to the same "why". We're back this year to support every kiddo in UPMC, every parent alongside them, and celebrate every milestone we hit along the way. As always, so much love for all of the support.
"If you know us, you know what a year of recovery we have overcome. Last March, we entered Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh with despair and unrest- unsure that we would leave with Theo, following a level three bleed in his brain. I remember sitting in his hospital room in the early morning hours, while doctors and nurses made rounds, phlebotomists ran tests, and we held our breaths for answers. I remember staring at computer screen after computer screen, all lit up in the night with the same purple and white screen saver "2020 Walk for Children's". This year, we are proud to participate. We will walk to remember the progress we've made and the valiance Theo has shown every step of his journey. We will walk to pave a way for hope for every child who has entered and will enter those same doors. We will walk for unanswered diagnoses and hope in every broken heart of parents who have sat in those same seats as us. Please help us reach our fundraising goal, or better yet, walk beside us. To every doctor, nurse, and staff member at Children's Hospital, we are forever indebted. To those who donate, thank you. It means to world to someone. I promise."