I joined #werun22q for Ragnar Tennessee in 2017 and ran with my daughter Domenique. The decision to return in 2018 was never a question. Running with this group and for these “kids” has turned to a new passion. I am an avid runner, Special Education teacher, mother of four, and happen to have a now 19 year old son who was diagnosed with 22q Deletion Syndrome at the age of 1. How we felt that day – clueless and alone – is one that I hope we can prevent others from feeling through our outreach and awareness efforts. Running gave me a place that I could process everything that was happening with our son, and being able to now run and bond with this group-putting together our passions for our children and a sport we love-has been an amazing experience.