Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Morgan's Marathon

Did you know April 2nd is National Autism Awareness Day?  I didn't, but I do now.  Morgan Byrd is a Mia Maid in our ward.  She has Autism, which makes it difficult for her to participate in most activities and nearly impossible for her to work on her Personal Progress.  So, the Dothan 2nd Ward Young Women decided to help her out.

We laced up our running shoes and put on our numbers to "race" through the Personal Progress value experience Morgan was needing.

 We all wore blue...the official color of Autism Awareness

We all raced once around the church and then the girls chose a spot and got to work on their value experiences.

We had oranges and water to perk us up for some short circuit training with Sis. Murphey (the brains behind this whole marathon idea.)

A tender mother-daughter moment

Racing towards the finish with Morgan in the lead.

Everybody was a winner.  Our medals have puzzle pieces attached so we can all remember to be more aware of Autism and it's effects.

Morgan's mom brought balloons for us to release at the end.  A fitting tribute to Morgan, and the specialness she brings to our Young Women family.

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