Run for a Cure - Ottawa - 2015Hi Everyone,
For those of you that don’t know me personally, my name is Kristin Higginson and I am the mother of two beautiful little boys, Jack and Owen.
On July 2nd, 2013, my life, as I knew it was changed forever. We were told that my oldest son, Jack was suffering from a rare progressive disease called MPS II, also known as “Hunter Syndrome”.
Needless to say, I felt shattered and for a time, I went to a very dark place. For several weeks I was totally depressed and spent my days on the couch mourning the life I had envisioned for Jack, until one day when I gave myself the choice to either keep lying there or to get up, push forward and fight.
Well, I chose to fight and one of the many ways that I am fighting is by doing everything I can to put much needed funds into the hands of the researchers, who are currently working on finding a cure for this disease that has been waging war with my son and me!
On May 24th, I will be running 21km in the Ottawa Half Marathon for my son Jack and I hope that I can count on your support by pledging myself or one of my amazing team members in this race.
As this disease is extremely rare and virtually unknown, fundraising is left up to small family run foundations and to the parents and families of these affected children.
Please know that 100% of your pledge will go directly to the MPS II Research Fund (managed by the Isaac Foundation) to support research into finding a cure.
I will never, ever stop fighting for my son and I am asking for your support by making a pledge by clicking on the below link. I will be forever grateful for your kind generosity.
With my sincerest thanks,