Sunday, June 10, 2012


Since we have committed to Susan, my circle of friends has grown. I have met many families who are adopting just like we are through Reece's Rainbow. I have already been invited to be part of the Utah Down syndrome family. I have met many others who have children with Down syndrome. I have even met an Ironman. His name is Brady Murray. He is an athlete, he is a father of a son who was born with Down syndrome in 2007. He is actively involved in helping Reece's Rainbow raise money and awareness for children who like his son have Down syndrome. He is helping children like our Susan to find their forever families. My friend warned me that the Down syndrome community is amazing and I am experiencing this firsthand. Brady Murray is one of those amazing people. Let me share with you a post from his blog.

My family and I have loved being able to work on behalf of the children on Reece's Rainbow since finding this great organization. It's for this reason that I had a hard time sleeping because of the excitement after hearing about this announcement!

Two months ago, Ironman announced a contest called Kona Inspired. How it works is they have given the general public an opportunity to submit a 90 second video based around the theme, "Anything is Possible". Winners receive a spot to race in the Ironman World Championship in October, but most importantly, they will race as a media athlete and have the opportunity to share their story on NBC's nationally televised broadcast of the championship this year! THIS COULD BE OUR OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE THESE PRECIOUS CHILDREN'S STORY WITH THE WORLD!!!

After reading Ironman's press release we immediately went to work. This is an opportunity to help these children in a way that I never imagined possible! The video came together with the help of many wonderful people and we submitted it. 105 videos were submitted. After over a month long preliminary public voting, we just received word that we are one of the top 15 videos and will compete in the final round of voting June 4 - June 18!!!

Please take a moment to WATCH, VOTE, and SHARE our video as much as possible throughout the day from your home computer, work computer, laptop, phone, etc! We need to be in the top 2 videos at the end of the day on June 18.  

Thank you for your time and willingness to make the dream of these orphans of finding their forever family a reality!

Click on this link to watch, vote and share his video.

To vote just click on the "Vote For This" button on the bottom, lefthand side of the video screen. It will read "Thank You" after you have voted.

We have until JUNE 18 to get Brady's video in the top 2. This will help him get one step closer to compete in the Ironman Kona and to bring even more awareness to Reece's Rainbow. For more information on Brady and his cause you can go to this link and read about his RODS Racing (Racing for Orphans with Down syndrome).  Thanks Brady!

Brady Murray and his son Nash.

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