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Dash 4 Ash
Sat, Jan 24, 2015
St. George, UT
About This Activity
5k Charity Run to support our 24 year old friend Ashley who is waiting for a heart transplant. Dogs are welcome at the event as long as they are on leashes! Here is Ashley's story:
In 2009, Ashley aka "Skwig" was just about to return to Idaho State University for summer soccer training when she was having difficulty breathing. A chest x-ray revealed that she had an enlarged heart and after a couple tests she was diagnosed with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy. Six months later she had a Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Device implanted on her heart, in 2013 she had a stroke, and here in 2014, after receiving a Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) and being listed on the Heart Transplant list, we find ourselves praying every single day that Ash gets a new heart. Read more about her journey and follow along with us in her quest for a new heart at: http://heart4ash.blogspot.com/
As you can imagine, Ashley's journey has been quite the financial burden on her and her husband and the rest of her family. All proceeds from the race will be donated to help with hospital bills, medication costs, and for the overall heart transplant when that blessed day finally comes.