Michelle’s son, Joshua, has a rare brain disorder resulting in significant physical disabilities. He primarily gets around in a wheelchair, is unable to speak and needs full assistance for daily living. He’s the most wonderful kid in the world!

After a number of incidents with Josh on the sidelines of various sporting events watching his peers play, crying because he couldn’t play, Michelle was determined to find a community sporting event that he could participate in. Inspired by Team Hoyt, a father and son team in the US (see www.teamhoyt.com), they started running together.

Josh LOVED it. He had his own racing bib, was cheered on by other runners and spectators and was right in the heart of the action where he loves to be!

TEAM JOSHUA was born.

They have run numerous half marathons and in 2009 completed the BMO Vancouver Full Marathon (42.2 km).

Their dream is to qualify for and run the Boston Marathon, the oldest and most prestigious marathon in the world, as a way to raise awareness of the challenges facing families of children with disabilities. The issues for these families are overwhelming.

Help them get there.

All donated funds will be responsibly administered by the team.