Five-year-old Savannah Fernandez is the 2010 Team CdLS Ambassador for the Duke City Marathon, October 17 in Albuquerque. Savannah will be cheering on 19 Team CdLS members, including her father, Dee. “Running in the Duke City Marathon is something new for Dee, but he is really excited to reach his self goals, and to run in support of the CdLS Foundation,” says Alicia Fernandez, Savannah’s mom.
Savannah was diagnosed with CdLS at 14 months old. When she was born she was not speaking or babbling, she was very small, and had a lot of stomach problems, according to Alicia. “Even though Savannah doesn’t necessarily know what it means to be an ambassador, I think this experience will shine a special light on her, which is very exciting for our family.”
“The CdLS Foundation has helped our family so much with finding information, helping us to provide better care for Savannah, and giving us the emotional support that we needed. Through the Duke City Marathon our family can help educate people about CdLS, and help raise money for the Foundation.”
To learn more about Team CdLS go to http://www.cdlsusa.com/teamcdls/teamcdls_2010_events.shtml.