renee-messinaI have thought about applying to be a runner in the past but hesitated because I haven’t run regularly in years. Can’t think of a better reason to start now. I would love the opportunity to run in the Hope Express in honor of my daughter Isabella. We have been a Four Diamonds family since 2003 when she was diagnosed with leukemia. This will be our 11th THON, however it will be the first one in which I can say that “Isabella is considered cured!” She relapsed in the fall of 2007 at the age of 7 and underwent a bone marrow transplant from her brother Jack who was 2. I am blessed to have 2 heroes in my family. I would love to have the opportunity to run in her honor for the 2014 Hope Express.

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