In January, Grace and Meghan were matched with Jen Davis, a runner in the Boston Marathon, through a patient match program in use at the American Liver Foundation. Jen is participating in the Run for Research, and we are incredibly honored that she runs in honor of Grace & Meghan, who live with Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency every day.
Please consider making a donation to Jen! She is doing such a great job running for anyone affecting by liver issues/diseases. Thank you Jen!
Here is her latest update:
The marathon is 2 weeks from today and the the hard training is now over. We had our 21 mile run last Saturday and I am thrilled to say that I got through it. I have been nursing a quad injury and had not run for 2 weeks prior. I ran a nice steady pace and was able to complete the whole run. Although I had trouble walking for the next 2 days. From now until the marathon we are in taper mode. Giving our muscles time to heal. My fundraising is going great. I am at $6,100 and plan on hitting my goal of $7,500. I am attaching a picture form our run last weekend. This was taken before we set off on the 21 miles. Of course that is why I have the smile on my face. The picture at the end isn't so pretty.
A big hello to Grace and Meghan and please let them know that their names will be written on my marathon shirt in huge letters! ~ Jen