A family I got to church with lost their baby to meningitis. They put on a 5k to raise funds for the funeral expenses. This is taken from the facebook page:
Briana Louise Dimon came into this life
on August 26, 2011. For the first five weeks, she lived the life of an
average and very cuddly newborn baby girl. On October 1, 2011, Briana
woke up with very high temperature and rushed to the hospital. After
receiving breathing and other treatments, she was admitted to Cardon
Children's Hospital and quickly diagnosed with Strep B Meningitis. It
was discovered that, due to seizures and other issues, the other half of
her brain was damaged and if she did survive it, she would have little
to no quality of life. With much prayer and fasting from many in the
community, we decided we needed to let our sweet little one return to
Our Father In Heaven. Briana passed away 7 weeks to the day she was born
surrounded by her loving parents and family. Although she was with us
for such a short time, our little Bri touched numerous lives from many
various places and situations. We will always remember the love and
happiness Bri brought to our lives, and look forward to seeing her in
the Eternity's to come.
I had no intention of running fast. I thought maybe I'd run with Bishop Stradling. Then I saw Mike King and decided to run with him. I was thinking I'd like to run a 9min. pace, since that's all I ever run anymore. But we ran a bit faster. Scott LeSeuer was right behind us the whole time just like he said he would be. I told him that if our backsides fall off, just scoop them up and give them to us at the finish line. I was kind of surprised that he stayed with us the whole time. He's old and doesn't look like he's in that good of shape. But I guess we were only running an 8:18 pace. He caught up to us at the end and I was hoping we'd all do the honorable thing and cross the line together. But Mike sped up to finish a step ahead of us.
I felt good and my hamstring didn't bother me. I'm sure I could have run faster. Way faster. But not all races are races.
Splits - 8:08, 8:28, 8:21