5K Registration is Live!
May 19, 2018
8:00 a.m. registration/10:00 a.m. race will begin
Parking at the County Engineer's office on Fife Avenue
Click here to register online.
Brysen is a 7th grade student at Blanchester Middle School. Brysen LOVES sports. He is very active in both playing and coaching sports with his dad. If there is a ball game going on, rest assured, you can find Brysen there, either on the court or cheering for the Wildcats! At a very young age, Brysen was diagnosed with Global Apraxia. But more recently, Brysen was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes. Brysen, his family and friends were very worried for him. On top of having communication needs, they worried if he would be able to understand the complexity of this very serious disease. However, Brysen did not let this get in the way of living his life to the fullest. He is working hard to learn how to manage his diabetes, and is even doing independent insulin checks all by himself at home and at school! Brysen always has a wonderful smile on his face. He is a very special young man to many people.
This will be the first year that Brysen has participated in the Little Hearts Big Smiles 5k walk and run. Watch out for him! He will be leading the pack!!
Welcome, below you will find information about events that are coming soon.
Meet Team Captain Sarah:
Sarah Wertz loves the Cincinnati Reds and the Ohio State Buckeyes. She also loves to watch standardbred horse racing, work puzzles, shop and travel....
Sarah who is 29 was diagnosed at 18 months of age with Cerebral Palsy. Cerebral Palsy is considered a neurological disorder caused by non-progressive brain injury or malformation that occurs while the child's brain is under development. Cerebral Palsy affects body movement, muscle control, muscle coordination, muscle tone, reflex, posture and balance. Also, can impact fine motor skills, gross motor skills and oral motor functioning.
Sarah attends the Person Center Services, Inc. (PCS) two days a week. While there she volunteers in the local community, works at the Center and goes on community outings, She participated this past fall in the production of "When the Last Petal Falls" at the Murphy Theatre. She also volunteers one day a week with JobCom through Goodwill. Some of the locations she volunteers through the program are the Humane Society, the Adult Daycare and the Homeless Shelter. She also receives services through an independent provider where they do community outings and learn daily life skills.
Sarah lives with her mother and grandmother along with Carley, her lab mix and two cats, Sami and Ebony. She also spends time with her father and their two dogs, Bentley and Noah. She attends Fellowship of Praise in Clarksville.
Sarah will have a team of supporters at the LHBS 5K on May 19th which includes family and friends and you are invited to join her team.
Returning for a second year as a team captain is this little ray of sunshine. Everyone - meet Braydyn!
Braydyn is smart, funny, and full of life. He is a 4 year old boy with a diagnosis of cerebral palsy, seizure disorder, cortical visual impairment, and dysphagia. He is very excited to spend his summer playing and hanging out with his cousins at the playground. His bubbly personality and huge smile warms all of our hearts. Braydyn is a little warrior!