Team Taylor Medwig has walked for 15 years in honor of Taylor, who sadly passed away in 2009 at age four from a rare neurological disorder. The team has set an ambitious goal this year of raising $15,000 to honor what would have been Taylor's 15th birthday and the 15th anniversary of the Walk. With $12,482 raised to date, they are currently at the top of our Leaderboard!
"We learned from Taylor that the road less traveled is lined with extraordinary people who can ease your load and help shine a light on the path ahead. These guardian angels include the amazing team at Blind Children's Learning Center,"writes her mother Heather on her walk page.
We're so grateful for the love and energy this team has poured into the Walk over the years in honor of Taylor. You can shine a light for children who are blind and visually impaired by walking on May 4.
P.S. Online registration closes on Friday, May 3 at noon PDT.
They are both mini and mighty: two of the biggest Walk teams for the 15th Annual Destination Independence 5K Walk on May 4 are from BCLC's Infant and Toddler Classrooms.
Led by their passionate teachers, "Baby Got Track" (22 members) and "Team Jedi" (23 members) are excited to participate and connect with the greater BCLC community.
Infant Teacher Jessica Medina writes on her Walk Page, "At our Center, any milestone, big or small, is celebrated and encouraged!"
Assistant Teacher Tiffany Hoang adds, "It is incredibly humbling to watch children who struggle with impairments take steps towards independence, and observe human dignity being restored, things many of us take for granted."
You can help these amazing young students and their families continue to build a strong foundation by walking with them on May 4!
More Walk Inspiration from Team Jedi:
"I have seen my students start from the ground up, from being the shyest student in the class to being the biggest bundle of goof you have ever seen, from barely able to roll over to running everywhere without assistance. It's amazing to see what children can accomplish given the chance and the support."
-Viviana Abundis, Toddler Teacher and Team Jedi Captain