Several months ago, the mother of a former student passed away suddenly. She also worked at KidzTherap with Leslie, so our families had a double connection. This weekend, the women that work at Kidz honored her memory by participating in a competition to raise money for Autism Speaks; Amy's favorite charity. They called themselves Team Amy and gathered in Kemp, Texas to run, laugh, raise money for an honorable cause; but, mostly to remember a wonderful wife, mother, daughter and co-worker. I am so proud of Leslie and Scott for taking part in such a challenging event to show our support for a wonderful family.
Here are some pictures that were taken as they ran their hearts out for Amy.
|Team Amy: Leslie is front row, center and Scott is in the back. Amy's family is here with|
the women and their spouses/partners.
Alyssa, my student, is the little blond to the right of Leslie.
|Waiting with the family for the competition to start. Becca & I were not|
prepared for the colder temps up north. We had to make a
quick trip to Wal-Mart for rain boots, thermals & sweatshirts.
|Leslie, her friend Katie, and Scott just before the race...|
|The second obstacle, right after vaulting a 5 ft. chain link fence. |
Leslie and Scott are just about to reach the top.
|The 4th obstacle, after vaulting several chain link fences and|
climbing the dirt mound. Scott is in front and Leslie is behind the bale of hay.
|Crossing a pit by running over logs... still dry!|
|The cold mud pit! Very slippery and VERY cold...|
|In and out of the first tire obstacle...|
|And the second tire obstacle...|
|Water slide on the opposite side of a very tall hill they had to run.|
|And at the end of the slide was a mud pit. Leslie managed to|
miss most of what Scott found!
|There were several events that were too far away for us to see.|
But, we watched Leslie cross the finish line...
|Amy's father shook hands with those that crossed the finish line.|
Here is Scott with Mr. Henderson.
|My two tired and muddy kids. So proud of you two!!|