As life always has its up and downs, from 2007 to 2011, it was been quite the roller coaster. Only thinking that things could not be more heartbreaking, 2012 turned out to be horrific.
I lost my oldest and closest, every day constant to a random and brutal murder. Wendy Fisher is the beautiful one on the right in my picture. She was shot in the chest and killed almost instantly, in front of her daughter and boyfriend. We were robbed of her presence after she yelled at a car to slow down that was speeding past her house.
For almost 17 years, it was rare that she and I went a day with some sort of contact. Losing her so drastically really threw a lot of us off kilter. I ended up losing my job, my home, and my oldest, dearest canine companion in the preceding months of Wendy's death. With all that went my appetite, self-esteem, self worth, passions and ambitions. The first couple months were filled with loss and pain. Then that pain quickly went to numbness.
Learning to live without my everyday constant has been one of the most difficult things I've been forced to face. It has been 6 months, now. I have gained an amazing support system that has changed my life in so many positive and wonderful ways. Life is slowly getting back on track. I have found work, live in a comfortable & safe environment; my esteem is steadily rising as is my sense of self worth. I am, once again, "feeling" and loving it.
In losing Wendy, I acquired a group of friends that let me know, very clearly, that I was not alone and very much loved. This wonderful group took me in with loving and open arms and has recently presented me with an opportunity of a life time. They have invited me to join them in Ireland for The Helly Hansen Killarney Adventure Race Oct 5th. My portion of the race will be to cycle approximately 25 miles through Killarney National Park. I have never in my life participated in a race of any kind or gone to such a location, but something tells me that this is the life changing opportunity that my soul needs. My heart needs this too. But I need some extra help and support. After getting so far behind in life the last 6 months, I fear that I will not be able to raise the funds on my own.
Your donations will go to transportation to, around and back to Mobile, AL from Ireland, food, lodging, training and gear for the race and race registration.
Please donate however much you are comfortable with. Even if it is as little as a dollar, everything counts! All donations are secured through the webpage and go directly into the webpage account.