Team KSLA is back at it again. Thursday marked the first day of the fall Miracle Challenge. It’s a 27-day fitness challenge to help raise awareness and funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
In April, Team KSLA completed the spring Miracle Challenge ended with a 13.1 hour Bike-A-Thon. Because of your donations, we were able to raise more than $3,000 for our Children’s Miracle Network hospital. That money went towards funding 17 programs in our area.
One of those programs is Kids Clinic, a program that has helped kids like Mason Bonnette of Shreveport. He was named the national spokesperson for the biking portion of Miracle Challenge. Mason recently learned how to ride his bicycle on his own.
"For Miracle Challenge, the motto is, 'Pt your money where your miracles are,' and that, him riding a bike is truly a miracle,” said Heather Bonnette, Mason’s mom.
Heather was standing by Mason when he took his first solo ride on his bike. She said after speaking with Mason’s therapists, they decided to let Mason try to ride a bike two years ago, even though the likelihood of him riding on his own was slim to none.
Mason suffers from Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Neuropathy. Mason recently suffered some setbacks with his disease, including questions about how long he'll be able to walk.
"He's losing the ability to walk, he's losing the endurance to walk. He's feeling the muscle weakness. He's feeling the fatigue. So he's asking at times to use his wheelchair more."
Once again, Team KSLA will complete a 13.1 hour Bike-A-Thon to raise money for kids like Mason. The Bike-A-Thon will be September 27 from 5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Until then, Team KSLA will complete their daily fitness challenges. This fall, they are following the running regime. Members of Team KSLA this year are Adria Goins, Domonique Benn, Nicole Madden, Marie Waxel, Nick Lawton and Kaylynn Craig. If you’d like to support them, click on this link.
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