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In 2017, my sister, Janey Carter was on her way to volleyball practice when she was paralyzed in a car accident.
When she was little, I would take her with me to run at the park. She would run one lap, sit on the bench while I ran the next lap, and then join me on every other lap until she was too tired to keep going. When she asked to go to the library, I would take her to the park to start, we would run to the library, where I would drop her off to read while I kept running, then she would join me on our way back to the park. As she got older, she woke up early with me to run before school. She was my running buddy at the park, on the road, at the beach, wherever we were, she was always up for it! I want to See Jane Run again.
Team Reeve is working on that. In 2020, I ran a marathon in New Orleans and noticed a runner in the coral in front of me with a #teamreeve shirt. The coral in front meant he was faster, so I decided I’d catch up with him after instead of trying to keep up! At mile 22 I saw him again but was far too tired to chat. While we were walking to our bus, I saw a group of people wearing #teamreeve shirts. This was my third run in— it was time to ask questions. I wanted to be a part of their team! Turns out, they are currently raising money to fund a study to help cure paralysis. The Bham 26.2 has been rescheduled for October and I can’t wait to run with team reeve! To be fair, we signed up for the full, but changed to the half once it was postponed. I just can’t fathom training for a full in the Alabama summer. A half, I can handle. Won’t you join me?!