When I was born my brothers and sisters were in their early twenties so I guess you could say for the most part – I was kind of an only child (at home)…that is…until my sister, Marianne, had her first born Ashlee. We were so close in age that naturally – we grew up like sisters.
We spent endless summers playing Barbies, going to Worlds of Fun, coming up with secret clubs, swimming and dancing. As we grew older – we even found ways to meet up in High School (She went to Lee’s Summit – I went to Grandview)
We grew up and became wives, and moms…
At the age of 21, Ashlee was diagnosed with MS (Multiple Sclerosis). Over the course of the years it has at times taken her vision, her ability to use her hands, and now her feeling in the lower part of her body which has made it difficult to walk.
Not once – have I heard Ashlee complain. If someone ever asked who I looked up to and who I aspired to be – my answer would be her. She has taught me what faith looks like and has raised FOUR of the most amazing children that walked this earth. I only hope and pray that my two daughters are half as kind, loving, and sweet as hers are. In addition to everything else she’s also in COLLEGE! I don’t exaggerate when I say – she is one of the most amazing people I know. I know I can’t physically take this away from her – but I can do something – so I’ve decided to raise money and walk in her honor at the 2013 MS Walk in Greater Kansas City on Saturday, April 27th. YOU CAN HELP TOO!!!!!
I’m asking that if you’d like to walk along side with me and my family then you please sign up here: WALK WITH ME
I would love nothing more than an ARMY of people with TEAM ASHLEE shirts on!!!
If you can’t walk with me – but you would you’d like to donate to the cause then I ask that you donate here to help me reach my $500 goal. DONATE HERE
Thank you all very much!!