Tuesday, 28 October 2008

NieRecovery 5K Trail Fun Run

On Saturday, August 16, 2008, Stephanie Nielson was in a plane crash with her husband, Christian Nielson, and his flight instructor, Doug Kinneard, near St. Johns, Arizona. Doug Kinneard passed away soon after arriving at the Maricopa County Hospital.
Christian has been released just this month from the hospital. Stephanie remains in critical condition at Maricopa Burn Center. Christian has sustained burns on over 30% of his body. His wife Stephanie’s body was burned over 80%.

Christian and I spent a summer together in Mozambique. His sister, Heidi, married Josh, who I consider a brother. Heidi asked me to post information about a 5k run being sponsored by the Marriott family to help raise money to pay for medical expenses.

  • Saturday, November 1st
  • 9:00am Registration
  • 10:00am Run Begins
  • 10:30-12:00am Breakfast in Pavilion
  • 11:30am Balloon Launch
  • Marriott Ranch (1 hour 15 minutes from DC)
    5305 Marriott Lane
    Hume, VA 22639
    (540) 364-2627
  • $100 minimum participation fee

click here to register.

for more information about christian and stephanie, you can check out this site dedicated to their recovery. stephanie also maintained a pretty popular blog about motherhood called the nei nei dialogues.

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