Monday, September 22, 2008

Dragon Dash

Meet Caden Black. Isn't that face paint awesome!!!. I don't think there is a more joyful little guy on the planet! He is smart and social, beautiful and simply hilarious. He LOVES animals and babies and his little family so much it is adorable to see. Caden is now five years old and was born with prader-willi syndrome. Every year they have a Dragon Dash walk/run to raise money for children like Caden. This year they raised over $25,000!!! All the money will go to the The Foundation for Prader-Willi Reasearch. Let me just tell you a little bit about Caden's mom, Erica. First of all, she is one of the dearest people I have ever been friends with. She is genuine and compassionate and has a really evident walk with Christ. She is an awesome mother to Braden, Caden and Aubrey a loving wife to Brian and she always puts others first. She is one busy lady but she always has time for her friends. Erica is quick to encourage and she's super positive. Caden is so blessed to have Brian and Erica as parents. This weekend I got the privilege to attend the 4th annual Dragon Dash in Dallas. All of Erica's hard work paid off, the event was amazing!!! If you are interested in finding out more about Prader-Willi or donating to a really great cause, just click on the link above. We love Caden and his whole family. Thank you guys for blessing our lives!!!!
Braden, Caden, Aubrey, Erica and Brian Black

The winners of the race-j/k: Jordan, Lee Ann, Donna, Leslie, Angie, Lauren and Erica (Heather and Denise missed this picture)

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1 comment:

Mindy said...

What a WONDERFUL post!!! I'd like to join ya'll next year! The Blacks are just precious...especially that Caden! I love this post...you are wonderful, too!!!