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A great thing....

So the other day a friend had posted on a board I belong to on Facebook about this group called 'I run for Michael'.  Well, the idea behind it is that it pairs runners up with people who may not be as mobile, or able to get active as the runners.  So I signed Willow up for it.  I know she can run (and boy does she ever try!), but not every child with hydrocephalus is as lucky as Willow.  Well, we didn't have to wait very long for a match to be made for her.  Her runner's name is Tiffanie, and they got paired up tonight.  It is so awesome to know that someone who doesn't personally know Willow will follow her story, run for her, think about her and pray for her.  She now has a long distance friend, and I can't wait to help Willow learn more about her, and her about Willow :)

If you are a runner, and in need of some motivation at times, or looking for a reason to run besides to run - you should check it out:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/irunformichael/

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A bit sad...

I can not help but feel a bit sad today... Today was to be the day we started our family travels to DC to speak with congress about hydrocephalus and ask our local reps to join the Adult and Pediatric Hydrocephalus Caucus.  So I have decided to put a focus on what can I do from home.  I have sent some emails out, and am looking into fundraisers for the fall, and looking ahead to plan a walk for next year! :) But alas, Jon went to work this morning (as we decided would be best since we aren't going anywhere) and I am home with 4 kids on what is to be a very hot and humid August day.  So despite the sadness that we all feel today in our house - we will try to find something to keep everyone entertained... LOL

Despite all of this news - things in the West household are going well.  I am 34 weeks along as of today.  If I can hold on just 2 more weeks we will be good.  Contractions are still coming along quite frequently, yet not in a time-able fashion (still too inconsistent).  The ki…