Part of Emily and I’s vision was to also start a Non-Profit organization, which would almost have a direct correlation with the 5k. Trying to organize a 5k is already alot, but we thought why not just add a non-profit to the mix? In all seriousness though, we have been getting questions to what we want to use money for with the 5k, etc.
It has been laid on our hearts to help out families who are going through something similar to what we did. Not specifically Trisomy 18, but a pregnancy with alot of difficulties. With the amount of bills and other financial things that come with high-risk pregnancies, any kind of unexpected relief would be a welcome sight to many families.
I have talked with some people who are either in the process of setting one up, or who have done it, and they all said it was much easier when you had a lawyer who would draw up the paperwork. There are many legality steps with a Non-Profit, and its less stress if you have one who helps do much of that paperwork. We obviously cannot afford a lawyer, so this why I am bringing this up. If anyone who reads this has it laid on their hearts, and would be interested in helping (pro-bono) or knows someone who just may, we would appreciate it more than you know. This is the great thing about the body of Christ. Everyone has their own skillset God has given us, and when we put them all together great things can happen.
Many exciting things are happening with the 5k/Non-Profit efforts. So many of you have reached out offering your help, and as we get more details together, I will be calling/emailing/reaching out to you. It’s a blessing to see the passion many of you have for this, it means so much to Emily and I, and I know Harrison is in heaven smiling down right now.
3 For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you. 4 Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, 5 so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.