When I am running, I think about a lot of things. One thing I think about is how fortunate I am that I can even run, when there are lots of people out there who can barely walk - or people who are struggling just for their lives. I have this idea that I would like to run "for" someone - but really hadn't identified anyone. But I got an idea while reading the story of a young man who is almost 6 years old and is fighting for the second time in 2 years with a cancer known as Neuroblastoma.
Elijah Talley is a good friend of Susan's. I discovered his website through Susan's blog. I signed his guest book and received email each time an update was made to the website. I had kind of stopped reading it until recently when I went to the website to read an update. At that time I discovered that the cancer he had fought off had returned and he is now back in chemotherapy.
One recent journal entry offered wristbands for sale to remind people to pray for Elijah. I thought it would be cool to wear the wrist band while running to remind me to think and pray for Elijah while out on the road. Then I thought it might be cool if our little band of runners would do that this summer as we prepare for our fall half and full marathons.
That would be it - just wearing the bands and remembering him while we train. There is no obligation and if you are not interested you don't have to participate. Just an idea I thought I would share. I will be doing it hope that some of you might join me as well :-)