Monday, August 22, 2011

Exciting News!!

A couple weeks ago, I entered a contest online to win registration ($150) in a local event called  The Mitsubishi City Chase. Urban Rec was giving away registration for 3 teams to enter the chase. This is something my son and I had talked about doing in 2009, but it was not to be-I spent the spring and summer of 2009 going through chemo to try and get my MS to go into remission.

 I entered the draw by explaining why I wanted to participate. The draw came and went and unfortunately, I didn't win. I'd been following City Chase on Twitter and we'd been talking about the event. I told them that I'd entered and that I was hoping to win because not only was it something I really wanted to do with my son for the good memories we'd create and the chance to do something like this before I am no longer physically able, but also because if I won, I would be writing it about.

My plan was to share my experience in the chase on the MS Society's website for young people who have MS or have a loved one affected by MS, which I write for. Participating in this amazing event would give me a wonderful opportunity to talk about resilience and not letting MS keep you from going after your dreams. Anyone who knows me knows that if anything, my diagnosis 3 years ago has only made me more determined to work harder and faster to cross things off my life list and I've been crossing off some pretty big stuff since then!

Anyway, as I said, I did not win the draw. I was disappointed, but ultimately okay with it, because you can't win 'em all. I set it aside while hoping to be able to catch some local coverage about how it all turned out on the 27th.

And then something happened....

This afternoon, I got an email from the good folks at City Chase. They had shared my entry and the conversation we'd had about my motives for participating with the fine people at Urban Rec and GUESS WHAT?!?! Urban Rec decided that I (we-my son and I!) should be in the chase too! They have gifted us a registration!!


I was completely stunned-I never saw that coming and it's totally made my week, quite possibly, my summer. I am constantly in awe of how the magic of my life works. I love it when life throws the doors wide open!

So I want to say a HUGE THANK YOU to Urban Rec for their incredible generosity and to City Chase as well for being so sweet. I am deeply grateful. I promise that our team, BRAVE & CRAZY will leave it all out on the field of play. We will think hard, play hard and most importantly, laugh hard and at the end of it all, we'll come in smiling and with a good tale to tell. See you at the finish line!


Sherry said...

woot! woot! woot!!

Deb said...

Congrats, my friend! Yee Haw! There is nothing - I mean nothing - you cannot do! You so ROCK!

Tara Finlay said...

Ditto what deb said! I am so proud of you!

Michelle @ Give a Girl a Fig said...

This is awesome!!

Geri said...

I just checked out the City Chase site - it looks so fun and challenging too. Congrats on getting the registration! Can't wait to hear about your adventure.

michelle allen said...

SOOOOO cool! you are seriously my hero girl. i absolutely love your zest for life and your adventurous spirit. can't wait to hear more about it. good luck to you and your son Saturday!