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My Story…

My son Joshua passed away on December 14, 2008, at the age of 8. He was diagnosed with DIPG early in October 2008. Joshua was a fun-loving, God-fearing boy who enjoyed sports, and who had a smile and laughter that were contagious.

I started running in 2010 to relieve stress and to help me grieve the loss of Joshua. I ran my first 5k in October 2011. My first 10k was at the Cleveland Marathon in May 2012. The following year, I ran my first marathon. This year, I will be running my 4th marathon.

I first heard of Prayers from Maria when I went to the Cleveland Marathon Expo in 2013. I decided that this was an organization that I really wanted to be a part of. Prayers from Maria is full of kind, loving people who are dedicated to finding a cure for DIPG.

Please consider a donation to this wonderful organization. Thank you!

Donate to help David raise money for Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon’s fundraising campaign.

Recent donors

Donation date Donor name Donation amount
Mar 02 Sue McClendon $50.00
Mar 02 Dan Stomski $25.00
Mar 01 Rick Ray If you run the fastest, you’ll win the marathon. $54.43
Mar 01 Kath O’C I commend you for doing this Metz. Good Luck! $25.00
Feb 23 deborah durbin $6.27
Feb 19 John Metzger $500.00