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Run for Randy 5k
Sat, Apr 30, 2016
About This Activity
Join us Saturday April 30th 2016 for the 1st Annual Run For Randy 5k
Location: St Martins Lutheran Church
214 West Main Street, Maiden NC 28650
Race Day Sign Up: 7-8:30am at Race Site
5k Kicks off at: 9:00am
T Shirt Deadline: April 8th 2016
Please read Cheryl and Randy's story and thank you for your support! Net Proceeds will assist with medical bills for the family!
Randy is a 55 year old male, who contracted the Coxsackie virus. This is a common illness of infants and children and called Hand, Foot, and Mouth. He could have simply touched a door knob that a sick child touch and caught this virus. It affected Randy’s heart and decreased his heart function to only 10%, so his heart was removed from his chest and a mechanical heart was put in its place. Then he developed cardiac tamponade (where clots form around the heart and decreases cardiac output), and he had to go to surgery again. He has been on a ventilator with multiple medications to keep him asleep and alive. He has had many x rays, CT scans, and many procedures, and hospital bills are mounting. Randy is presently waiting on a donor heart. Last week Randy suffered a stroke thankfully with no residual effects. He is progressing slowly and when he is well enough he will go to Rehab to get stronger with his mechanical heart until a donor heart is available.
Randy is married and has 3 children. One child is in High School and one is in college. His wife Cheryl Gray is a nurse with Catawba County Home Health and her patient care area was Maiden, but sadly Catawba County Home Health has been sold. If she goes with the agency that bought Catawba County Home Health she has no Family Medical Leave, as she has no time with the new agency as of yet, and with Randy’s heart transplant in the future and his home care with dressing changes she will have her hands full.
Please consider making a donation to Run for Randy 5K which will be held April 30, 2016 at St Martin’s Lutheran Church, Located at 214 W Main Street, Maiden, NC, 28650. Sign in Time will be 7:00 AM to 8:30 Am with race beginning at 9:00 AM. All donations should be made out to St Martin’s Lutheran Church with 5K in memo line. Participants in the race can sign up at www.racingtoes.com or by sending money to St Martin’s Lutheran Church, at 2942 Elbow Road, Newton, NC, 28658
Thank you for your consideration in this matter. Any monetary help will be appreciated.