My Physical Challenge to raise awareness and money to help end epilepsy was a major success. We had a total show up of 53 Callie’s Cause paddlers and runners, including from Hawaii, Tennessee, South Carolina and all over California.
In total, we completed 70.2 miles of paddling and running over 3 days — all injury-free. The sky was clear and sunny and all the conditions we needed for a success race were perfect. The paddle was incredible. We were escorted by dolphins most of the way. The marathon was beautiful, but pure torture.
Theresa McDowell on Catalina looked after us all very well — thanks “Mother Theresa”! Also the biggest shout out to Joe Bark for making this whole thing happen. He’s just an incredible person with remarkable passion and a huge heart.
Darlene and I are still stunned on all the love and participation from people who joined us on this epic journey. Our pain and fatigue that week end doesn’t even come close to what a child with epilepsy goes through every seizure.
Check out the photos below. Then kindly consider making a donation to help end epilepsy once and for all!