CHICAGO — Seven months ago, Darlene Jones got the call ever parent dreads. Her son, Keshon had been hit by a CTA bus when he chased his dog into the street.
Keshon suffered internal bleeding, a collapsed lung, a brain hemorrhage and broken bones.
Now, Keshon is part of a fundraising effort to help the hospital that helped him. He’s not cleared for contact sports yet, but Keshon is planning a 26.2 mile bike ride.
As part of the fundraiser, many kids are celebrating some major physical milestones just as difficult as marathon training; shooting 26 baskets, jumping rope 26 times, threading bracelets with 26 beads, even hoola hooping for 26 seconds.
Myrah Felters has had to relearn many things following surgery to remove a brain tumor one year ago tomorrow. And with therapy three times a day five days a week, she’s nearly back to her 14-year-old self.
La Rabida is now challenging all of Chicago to take on a 26.2 challenge.
All of the money raised from the event will go back to the hospital.
More information at http://www.larabida.org/26-2-Challenge