Well, Rolf’s doctor didn’t lie…his recovery from knee surgery on the 17th has been painful and is sloooooow going! The next several months will require large doses of patience as Rolf adjusts to being “differently abled” and we all adjust to dad being “out of commission”. Thankfully Wilson got his official drivers license last week and is now at our beck and call for important errands like getting Mom a diet coke from McDonalds or driving to dad’s office to retrieve important files, etc, etc. 😉
Ironically, as Rolf is forced to lay dormant for several weeks, Rudy is motivated more than ever to walk with the help of his walker and is quick to make his escape out of the cul-de-sac each time we saddle up for a walk in the neighborhood. It’s so inspiring to see his “can do” attitude in action and it’s getting me super excited for this year’s Heart Walk! Last year Rudy was able to take a handful of steps at the start of the event. With the support of his walker, he’ll have no problem walking a couple of blocks on his own this year and what a special victory that will be!!!
As has become our tradition, our family is looking forward to celebrating Rudy’s FIFTH birthday at the Heart Walk. “Team Rudy” has raised close to $30,000 for the American Heart Association in the three years we have participated in the SB Heart Walk and we hope to add to our tally again this year…money that will go to pediatric research specifically. Will you consider partnering with us? Click on the following link to read more about our motivation and to submit your donation on line…
We also invite you to join us for the event if you are close by…here are the event details:
Santa Barbara 5K Heart Walk
When: Saturday September 21, 2013 from 9-11:30am
Where: Fess Parker’s Double Tree Resort…the “Team Rudy” tent will be set up across the street from the rotunda/(the start of the walk) on the beach side of Cabrillo Blvd.
For more information about the event, you can visit sbheartwalk.kintera.org.
Thank you, dear friends, for faithfully “walking” alongside us in the journey always!