Welcome to the Team Martinez - My Walk for Kids Personal Page!
Thank you so much for visiting. I need your help for a truly great cause!
In June of 2020, my wife and I were blessed with twin toddler boys. But with many things in life, it was complicated. They were premature. One son was born just over 4 pounds, and the other son just over 5. Due to their size, they were going to need to spend time in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). At the time, we didn't know how long they would be there. We were told it could be weeks or months. Every day, we went in and spent the hardest, longest days. Every time the doctor walked in, our stomachs sank wondering what life-shattering news was coming our way. Getting up early, never missing a day, always wondering how this would finally end was exhausting. Leaving every evening was the worst. After about 10 days, our nightmare was over and we could take our sons home. We are the lucky ones and I'll never forget that time. It was after this experience I learned how hard it was going to be as a parent, and how hard it must be for other families with more dire circumstances.
It's for these reasons I'm participating in the 2023 RMHC Walk for Kids to raise funds to support a “home-away-from-home” for critically ill children and their families. When a child is diagnosed, there is typically extensive hospital time needed, but many families struggle getting to and from that hospital day after day, or paying for gas or lodging near the facility. I spend time and volunteer with the RMHC because they provide meals, housing, resources and support near hospitals for those families during possibly the most difficult time of their lives. As someone that briefly experience this heartache, I feel like I have to help.
I hope that you will join me in raising funds to provide resources for the Ronald McDonald House to be able to help more families.
Healing Happens Together, any amount – grand or small – makes a difference!
Be sure to check back to view my progress, and please share this page with friends, family and your co-workers so that I can reach my fundraising goal!
A true THANK YOU for your support! Any amount goes a long way.
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