Supporting Colin Wesoloski

Event Date

Tue, Jan 12, 2016


Albany, NY

About This Activity

Happy New Year to you all and I hope 2016 is a great year for you.

I wanted to share a little something with you in regards to how far runners go to help each other.

Colin Wesoloski is a 15-year-old student at Colonie High School where I coach.  He is a member of the Indoor Track there as well.  Unfortunately, his liver has been failing him for quite some time.  After many months of being on a waiting list his parents finally received the call on December 22, that they had a liver that was a complete match for him

The family dropped everything they were doing and within an hour they were on their way to Philadelphia.  After a 7-hour surgery, Colin is now recovering and it looks like he will be in Philadelphia for several more weeks.

The family is facing monumental expenses for all the things not covered by insurance and a friend of mine Todd McAuley, a parent of another student and also an Indoor Track team member has decided to do something to help the family out.  How many parents, friends, coaches would even dream of an idea to help someone else out.

Todd’s idea as nutty as it sounded when I first heard of it was an awesome idea.  He planned on running 100 miles on the Colonie High school track.  With the hope that people would sponsor him for every mile he ran, or make a whole dollar amount donation which will go to Colin’s family. Well of course he did do it in the cold and the rain and yes overnight in the darkness over this past weekend.

As a running community I wanted to share this heart felt story to all of you in the hopes you might be able to help Colin’s family in their time of need and support for their son.

100 % of your donation will go directly to Colin’s family.

On my website I have an event named Colin Wesoloski.  There is a donation tab on their if you would like to help out Colin and his family.



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