Saturday, May 23, 2009


Jessie Hall (center) sounds the bull horn for the 5K race at The Hemispherectomy Foundation's Dreams on Wings event on Saturday, May 16.

The inaugural Dreams on Wings 5K in Weatherford, Texas held on May 16, 2009 dawned gray and WET. Despite a steady rain, runners and walkers laced up their running shoes and lined up to support The Hemispherectomy Foundation. Many thanks go to our major sponsor, Parker County Physical Therapy, for opening their doors to allow a dry place for pre-and post-race activities!

Pictures honoring the children were to line the race course but due to the rain, were placed throughout the therapy center.

Following the race, many runners and walkers gathered inside Parker County Physical Therapy to enjoy some great post-race food and attend the awards ceremony.

The Dreams on Wings 5K was a HUGE success! Proceeds raised will sponsor seven families for the July Hemispherectomy Reunion/Conference in Baltimore, a scholarship and camp tuitions! The BEST part is that ten special families from all over Texas and Oklahoma were honored at the event. Feedback from the parents has been incredible!

The rainy weather did not slow down these kids! Several “Hemi Kids” walked the Dreams on Wings 5K with family and friends.

The Dreams on Wings 5K started as a fundraiser. Instead, this event soared high and became much more than anyone could have imagined. Everything that happened on May 16, 2009 was a compilation of what the Hemispherectomy Foundation is all about: Supporting families by providing a setting where they can meet and talk to others that are walking in their shoes; providing a fun event that parents feel comfortable bringing their child to – where everyone understands issues and limitations; a vehicle for raising awareness of these miracle children in our communities; and finally, a fundraiser of monies to be used to support these children, to provide scholarships, camp tuitions, life aids, and research.
Special certificates were presented to our honorees.

A big TEXAS THANK YOU to all our sponsors that supported the inaugural Dreams on Wings 5K event. This race had, without a doubt, the BEST post-race food and goodie bags seen in North Texas!

Plans are already underway for the 2010 Texas Dreams on Wings 5K. If you are interested in learning more about hosting a Dreams on Wings 5K event in your area or would like to sponsor or volunteer for the 2010 Texas event, contact Kristi Hall at Information packets will be available soon.

1 comment:

Aiden said...

Great pictures! I love Jessie's hair style.