Sunday, July 8, 2012

Come Run With A Champion!

Hello all!   It has been a while since I have had the opportunity to leave a post on this blog. I have some exciting news that I wanted to share with all of you!  Countless people have offered and insisted that there must be something that they could do to help our family. A few weeks ago a group of amazing friends and family gathered together for this great cause. They came up with an awesome idea. They are going to have a 5K or 1 Mile Run/Walk on August 18th called "Britten's Run"!
This will give the family financial help for Britten's ongoing medical costs. It will also give people the opportunity to "help out". This will be a great venue for people to do this. This will also give many the opportunity to come and see/meet Britt. There have been so many that have wanted to come and visit Britt and have not either had the time or been able to connect with his schedule. He wears out easily and we know that this will be a perfect opportunity for him to see so many all in one place!
The committee has done such a great job already in planning this event. It will truly be a great time, for the runners, strollers, walkers and observers. After the races we will be doing a breakfast. Upon hearing the menu, I decided that it could be my favorite part of the day :-) During the races and breakfast there will be a silent auction. Then, after breakfast, there will be a live auction. There have already been so many awesome and generous items donated! During all this there will be games and activities for children who would be bored with the "grown-up stuff".
We have had many ask about finances and what the needs the family has. First and foremost we would like to thank The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints for the help recieved in Brazil and Britten's transport to the U.S.A. We feel very thankful for the blessings from above and feel great about Britt's progress so far. Britten has several therapy sessions each day and those will continue probably for the next year or so. We anticipate that he will also need some more sugeries and there will be future medical costs.
We are still early in the preparations for this event and yet we have already had so much support from sponsors. I'd like to thank all of them at this time.
I invite any and all who would like to come and participate in this great event and thank you all so much for your love and support! If you would like to visit the website for "Britten's Run" you may click on this link and it will take you directly there.
We know Britten's future is bright, so Come Run With A Champion!
Thank you all once again,
Logan Schenk


  1. Yay!!! I am so excited to do this.....see you there. ( I will be the one WALKING :)

  2. We'll try to make it! San Diego's a long ways away... We're driving back from Keyanee Faught's mission report in Mesquite today and are coming to Logan on August 11th for a family wedding - could you move it a week earlier? ;-) j/k. We may have to hold a satellite event for you down here!

  3. Hi Schenks! It's been awhile since I have been to the blog and so I took time to catch up with the entries. It looks like you have had some amazing experiences over the past few weeks. Britt continues to be in our thoughts and prayers. We love you guys and hope the fundraiser goes well. It sounds like so much fun. I'm putting the word out!

    Take care,
    Marilyn (Rachel and Mikey)

  4. Hello Schenks! I've been reading your blog entries and every time I read my eyes get watery! :) I wish I could do this race, but I'm living in Canada with my husband whom I met at BYU! I'm from the north of Brazil...I feel so happy to read that Britt is getting better by the day and that he is practing Portuguese! I pray for Britt and can tell he's very strong man and very blessed to have an amazing family that supports and loves him!!! Much love from Canada/Brazil! Daniela Guerra Spitzer

  5. Wow, I wish that I could come up for the day and help cook but I will be stuck in Arizona. Get that Paypal link up so I can chip in! I sent the sibs and Dad an e-mail to let them know so hopefully they will be there to convey my best wishes.
    xxxoooxxoo from Arizona