On March 18,2018 I will be running 26.2 miles in the Shamrock Marathon in honor of Spenser Grandstaff. I have a goal of raising $5,000 for medical expenses.
On September 9, 2017, 22 year old Spenser was involved in a tragic car accident. Doctors said it was a miracle he was alive. All of his ribs were detached from his body and his neck, back and sternum were all broken leaving him paralyzed.
Spenser was accepted to and spent three months at The Sheperd Center for spinal cord injury in Atlanta. Just three weeks after arriving at the center, his positive attitude was so apparent to everyone and he was named "mayor" of his unit. He was then giving tours of the facility to new patients.
In January , Spenser was able to move back home to Lynchburg. His family has spent countless hours renovating their home to make it wheelchair accessible.
Most of us cannot image what is involved in caring for a loved one in this situation. I am hoping to help ease the burden on this family that has given so much time, love and support to their son and brother.
One of Spenser's doctors told his family "This is not a sprint, this is a marathon. Pace yourselves accordingly."
On March 18th I will be "pacing accordingly " with Spenser's determination and strong will as my motivation to push through.
Thank you for taking the time to read this. I hope that you will consider donating.
God bless you,