"For an occurrence to become an adventure, it is necessary and sufficient for one to recount it." ~ Jean-Paul Sartre

Sunday, July 29, 2012

A Life Without Limits

Tuesday I will be participating in the MR340, a paddling race on the Missouri river that starts in Kansas City, Mo and ends 340miles later in St Charles, Mo.  I have been looking forward to this race for a very long time.  I was registered to participate last year but the race was cancelled due to dangerous flood levels. With the extreme drought we have been going through there is no danger of it getting cancelled this time around though.

All I have left are some final preparations and I will be ready to go.  I can't wait to get into the river at Kaw Point and head east.  I am not any threat of winning this race (the winner will likely finish a full day ahead of me) but that certainly is not the point.  I will be out there for the adventure, and to hopefully raise a little awareness and and money for the Asthma and Allergy Foundation St Louis Chapter.

I noticed on the Foundation's website there is a tag line that reads, "For Life Without Limits".  That is exactly what happens when children and young adults who suffer from asthma and allergies do not receive the medical care and medicine they need, their life becomes limited.  Everyday things that we normally take for granted become major concerns, when a chance encounter with some peanut dust could turn deadly without the right medication.

Please help the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of St Louis continue the great work they do by contributing a small donation to their cause through the 100+Project, or to them directly.  

As an asthma sufferer I have been fortunate enough to be able to avoid my trigger and be able to go on adventures like paddling across the state of Missouri, but many sufferers are not so lucky.  Your donation will help a child or young adult who is either uninsured or under insured live a life with out limits.