Welcome to Team Shelby and Logan
It's Polar Plunge time again! This will be my seventh year participating in this great event. The Polar Plunge raises money for Special Olympics of Missouri (SOMO).SOMO is a chance for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to compete in the Special Olympics. Participants run into the freezing water at this event.We team up with friends and family to raise funds for SOMO and have a little fun dressing up while doing so. This is a cause that hits close to home for our family and friends.
A little about our family.
Our 9year old daughter Shelby was born at 29 weeks and weighed only 2lbs 1oz. She has faced many things with that beautiful smile on her face. She had a large brain hemorrhage at birth and has since had multiple brain surgeries one of which was to put in a programmable shunt to monitor and adjust the pressure in her brain. She also has Cerebral Palsy and Epilepsy as a result of that hemorrhage. In 2016 we almost lost our sweet Shelby do to an epileptic event and we have never experienced that level of fear before. She faces so many challenges with a smile and a determination that we feel we may never match. Our 5year old son was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder at age 3. He has significant delays in speech and struggles with social and emotional cues. This makes some interactions difficult for him to experience. I am greatful for his big beautiful blue eyes that give me a window into his amazing mind. We have seen him grow so much this year both in size and accomplishments making huge strides in speech. I get told I love you mama almost every day and I treasure it every time because it wasn’t long ago that he couldn’t tell me that.
These two are my amazing motivators for doing the Plunge for SOMO this year and in the years to come.
Join our Team and freeze with me by signing up yourself. If you prefer to hibernate you can make a donation to my page.
Either way you'll be supporting the best reasons for freezin'- Special Olympics athletes. Through year-round sports, Special Olympics fosters acceptance and inclusion in our community. The money I raise supports local athletes.
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