My name is Katie Chiet and I am the founder and captain of #werun22q. I live in south Florida with my husband John and our 2 sons, Chase (5) and Ian (2). I am a healer by profession – I am a physical therapist at a local hospital. I find it funny that in my youth, I did anything I could to get out of running the mile in school and now I wake up at 4am most morning to join my local group of mother runners!

I want you all to know that this team is dedicated to running for our children. OURS. As in, OUR WHOLE 22q COMMUNITY. We might not be able to change the challenges we were given, but we can help find ways to deal with them. I want to shout from the rooftops how incredible these men and women are – each person has brought their natural strengths to this team and I am SO proud of what it has become. Over the past 4 years, I have been so lucky to be in the same orbit as all of these humans; you can learn a lot about a person when you spend 36 hours in a van with them, and I am grateful for their friendship and their hard work in supporting this project!

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