Friday, March 16, 2012

Warrior Princess Trail Run Preview

The Warrior Princess Foundation was founded by Michael and Chrissy Whitten after their precious daughter, Lilian Grace, earned her wings Thursday, August 5, 2010. She was born with T18, Edward’s Syndrome on Sunday, April 25, 2010, and fought a daily battle for 103 days. Her parents realized the need and desire to help other families going through this similar journey due to the large costs and grueling daily battles this syndrome creates on a daily basis. The race is in memory of Michael and Chrissy Whitten’s daughter, who was diagnosed with T18 sixteen days into her life.

Lilian Grace Whitten, Warrior Princess, soared above and beyond what was expected of her life. Her first breath was supposed to be her last. She lived 103 glorious days on this earth before earning her wings. God gave us the reason why she was here through the following scripture: “So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through FAITH. And I pray that you being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the LOVE of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge - that you may be filled to the measure of all the FULLNESS OF GOD.” Ephesians 3:17-19

The Warrior Princess Trail Run proceeds will benefit babies diagnosed with T18 & T13 chromosomal disease and their families by providing assistance, support and resources as needed.

Visit for more of our story!
This is just the beginning for this foundation.
We look forward to working with current and future donors in helping T18/T13 families in some small way.

This years race is on a Wednesday night, April 25th at 6:00 PM. It's at the Keystone State Park on the east side of the highway. There will be lots of cars, and signs pointing the way. Some pictures of the course.
Click here for a couple of posts from last years race.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Luke Welvaert--Marathon Runner

One of our runners, Luke Welvaert, was the subject of a very nice story featured on Fox 23.

Luke, the youngest person to achieve Marathon Maniacs, has an awesome story. Luke started training for a marathon, and lost 40 lbs in the process. He is on a mission to run 12 marathons in 12 months, and will no doubt eclipse that goal and who knows what else. He has inspired several of his friends at school, some of their parents, and even some of his teachers to join his quest in marathon running. Very inspiring!!!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Congratulations to all the Little Rock Marathon runners from our gang. Many a PR was smashed in the neighboring state, and the bling-level was soaring in the store Monday evening! Christy, nailing a 4:18 in her marathon, sports this huge metal disc suitable for making a plate of nachos. Huge. Really HUGE.
Any medal for running a marathon is sweet. And you know--size isn't everything. But DANG it's sure cool. Someone said the medal was as big as a hubcap....
....I say it's BIGGER.