2019 Tour de South Shore Bike/Walk

EVENT: 2019 Tour de South Shore
EVENT DATE: September 21, 2019

THE STORY:

On October 16, 2015, an 18 week ultrasound of our baby boy revealed he had a major birth defect called Spina Bifida. Spina Bifida is when there is an incomplete closure of the spine and membranes around the spine.

We quickly learned about the multitude of complications that can occur from mobility problems, bowel and bladder issues, to brain abnormalities.

The sadness in our hearts felt insurmountable as we journeyed through our pregnancy with so many uncertainties.

Then, on March 15, 2016, we met our beautiful son Liam!  And he is perfect in every way despite the challenges he will face. He has had three surgeries so far. He is tough as nails. He kicks his legs and wiggles his toes.  He has the sweetest smile, and we are so amazed by him.

Groups like Spina Bifida Association of Greater New England (SBAGNE) have been so important to us throughout our short journey so far, as we gather so much strength from other families living well with Spina Bifida. This is why we chose to donate to this cause this year.

The Hollerans

2019 TOUR de SOUTH SHORE Bike/Walk

From a 5K walk to a 50-mile bike ride, this fundraiser organized by the McCourt Foundation has it all! Participate on Sept 21st to enjoy autumn on the South Shore while supporting SBAGNE programs and help the team return to defend their title as fundraising champions! This year, the race will include a wheelchair start for the 5K race! Thank you to the Holleran family for getting us involved. Email Dan Holleran at dholleran@SBAGreaterNE.org to join the team. You can also donate to or join the team at https://give.mccourtfoundation.org/team/237725.