Worldwide Endo Walk 2015
This year for the EndoMarch we were more prepared, we got a hotel room in D.C. for the whole weekend. Last year, we got a hotel room outside of D.C. and only for the night of the march. This year we were much less rushed, however, you cannot account for everything. This year is was not nearly as cold as the year before but because they did not want us to have to freeze like we did last year they moved the pre-march inside a hotel. Thank goodness I
checked my facebook page right before we left because we were going to head to the designated spot in the park. Apparently, there was a lot of confusion because there was no one at the park directing people to the hotel or they were giving wrong information, I'm not sure, I am just grateful we were at the hotel. I met up with some of Team Virginia and I jumped in as many pictures as humanly possible. Last year I had NO pictures with Team Virginia and I was NOT about to let that happen again. Last year I was in so much pain from walking to and from and being in the car, this year I was well rested and ready to photo bomb as many pictures as I could!
Once everyone, or the majority of people were there, we heard from a bunch of different precinct managers, wonderful ladies who told us their stories. Needless to say I had a lot of tears. It is amazing how different, yet exactly the same all of our stories are. One woman (who is also a doctor) reminded us to remember that doctors are human too, they make mistakes, they are not God. I think that is so important to remember. Sometimes it is hard to remember that these doctors do not know it all. That they are just regular people too.
After we heard from everyone, we got on buses and headed to the park.
Once we got back to hotel we received our medals (this still really excites me!), ate, and
The march was a great accomplishment! I was very excited about the turn out, not just in general but for my family; I had 12 people there supporting me. 12!! That is amazing! I am so lucky to have so many great people behind me. I cannot wait to see what is in store for next year.
|3 of the babies didn't belong to our group but how adorable are they?!|
*I have major brain fog right now, so if any of this does not make sense, I sincerely apologize*