Photo by Rebecca Gould Photography

Monday, May 26, 2014

Susan's Read-a-Thon

For years, Susan has been doing a read-a-thon to raise money for food allergy research. You can read more about it here:  Susan's determination to find a cure motivated her to start an annual read-a-thon.  That motivation to find a cure is also what will see her through the clinical trial she is in at Lurie Children's Hospital.  

Susan started her day with Everlost, which she finished in 2 hours and 24 minutes.  (We tried to capture the time elapsed in the photo, but, I don't think it showed up very well.)

Susan then moved on to Clockwork Angel, a book she specifically requested for the read-a-thon.  (One of the nurses from the clinical trial recommended it to her, based on something else she was reading -- gotta love that kind of a connection!)

While Susan has set an ambitious goal of reading for 13 hours today, she is also really tired -- I think her immune system is having to work hard to tolerate the peanut protein we keep sending its way.  So...with only a little bit of encouragement from me, Susan took a nap in the middle of her read-a-thon.  

I keep telling Susan that, while her goal is great, this year is different.  She is already doing something incredible.  She is raising awareness about the way food allergies affect children and their families while helping scientists and doctors work toward a cure.  Even if Susan does not achieve her 13 hour goal today, she has already done something awesome.

Moved by Susan's quest for a cure?  You can join her in raising awareness and money for research by signing up to read.  Or, you can make a pledge to at  

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