What a day! It started quite early - for me - 4:45AM to be exact since we had to be on the road to Columbia Maryland by 6:30AM, but it's been an awesome day! There were 520 registered walkers for the DC/Maryland Walk-A-Thon site (24 cities in all participated today in Angelman Syndrome Walk-A-Thons). I believe there were 56 "Angels" at our walk site alone. Although the weather was cloudy and a little rainy, you would never know it by all of the smiles that lined our walk.
THANK YOU so much to everyone who sponsored our Team Allie Bean - we raised over $1,210.00 towards the very important research needed for Angelman families.
Team Allie Bean was comprised of my dad, Joe DePasquale, my in-laws Joan and John Hayes, my sister-in-law, Rebecca DePasquale, Alex's home based teacher Katie Estes and her mother Linda. I can't thank them enough for their time and total devotion to us today!
Alex was so incredibly great today - she really is a totally different child since we've figured out her source of discomfort with her shoulder and is truly back to her happy self. She was a dream all day today, as was Zachary.
Thank you again to all who sponsored us, and to all of you who love and support us - you have no idea what you mean to us!
Here's a video from the day...