Len has cycled through more "rollers," or rolling hill climbs and descents as he arrives into Grafton. He's in the home stretch. The Race for Hope is too, with $865,366 on our way to $1 million -- we need your help to finish strong! Thank you to Helpcomm for their support at TS46. Len dedicates this leg of the race to 9 year-old Noah from Oakton, Virginia. Noah's parent Sara shares:
"In October of 2012, our son Noah began getting sick with colds, flus, infections, and more. After numerous doctor visits, high fevers, blood tests, and doctors making us feel like we were overreacting, my husband and I decided to take Noah to Children’s Hospital in D.C. At 9:30PM on December 20, 2012 our lives forever changed - our whole family forever changed.
On December 21st, Noah underwent his first surgery, a bone marrow aspiration. This confirmed he had Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. His diagnosis meant that he would undergo intense treatment right away. The following day, Noah had a second surgery to insert a port into his chest, he also had a spinal tap and chemotherapy pushed into his spine. Soon after Noah was diagnosed, we heard about Hopecam. The feeling of isolation and missing friends was bringing him down. Hopecam helped bring Noah's smile back. His favorite part of his day was talking with his friends and seeing his teachers. Thank you, Hopecam!
Today, Noah is a happy, healthy 9 year-old boy who lives life to the fullest! He enjoys playing baseball, being with friends, family and eating Mac N' Cheese!!"
The settlement of Grafton was part of a rapid movement west to the new frontier in the early to mid-1700's. When James Current traded a horse for 1300 acres of virgin land in Virginia, it was situated where the city of Grafton is today. In 1908 at Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church which is located along Main Street, the first Mother's Day observance was held. At the request of Ms. Anna Jarvis, the congregation of this church recognized mothers and their significance to the formation of our country. This service lead to the creation of Mother’s Day which is a National Holiday held on the second Sunday of May every year.
Helpcomm Inc. is a diversified small business company that specializes in telecommunication, land development consulting, environmental services, generators, bond release coordination, and electrical services. Our diversity allows our team to provide turn key projects in a variety of fields; eliminating the need for numerous subcontractors and providing clients with the expertise needed to complete each project on-time and within budget.