It is Not a Race

2012 Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech

It is a walk.

It doesn’t matter who finishes first. We walk together and we finish together.

It doesn’t matter who raises the most money. We are all walking for the same cause.

It doesn’t even matter if you walk the whole way. You can go part of the way, or go the whole way but ride in a wagon like my daughter is planning to. You don’t have to walk at all.

As long as you are there—in person, or in spirit—to show support.

And since we’re walking with kids and for kids, the only rule is to have fun.

Tomorrow is our second Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech. I’ve written about this walk already, both on this blog and on the Apraxia-KIDS site. I’ve spread the word and together with my family—aka Team Anna—we’ve raised $1500 to help out kids with Apraxia of Speech. Kids like our Anna.

Anna at the 2011 Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech, Salem, OR

Photo: Kathleen Harris

And now thanks to Five-Minute Fridays, I get to tell you about Anna and about our walk tomorrow. We’re already past our goal (even after increasing it three times) so we’re not looking for more contributions (though it wouldn’t hurt) but a “Go Team Anna” or two in the comments would be nice.

And if you have a few minutes, check out the other Apraxia of Speech posts on this blog as well as the posts about Anna and other kids like her on Apraxa-KIDS. You can also read about Childhood Apraxia of Speech on CASANA’s website.

Go Team Anna!

Five Minute Friday

3 thoughts on “It is Not a Race

  1. This is the first time I’ve heard of Apraxia of Speech. I can’t imagine how frustrating it must be for the children. Congratulations for reaching your goal x 3 and Go Team, Anna!


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