26.2 is a number of hope for hospital fundraiser

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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

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