I was so inspired by the faith of Christopher’s family and support showed by the community. He inspired me to embrace life with courage and with a gentle smile. I anointed Christopher moments before his soul went to the arms of our Lord Jesus. He is constantly in my prayers. I have decided to run in the New York Marathon on November 6th for which I am dedicating my run to his memory. I have trained for 6 months getting up at 4:30 AM to train for this event. There were times when my legs were sore and I was tired and felt like quitting but, instead of giving up, I said a prayer for the Wilke family and remembered Christopher’s courage and zeal for life that I kept on running.
If you would like to contribute to the Change Works Foundation to help other families enduring similar illnesses please do so. Also keep me in your prayers as I run 26.2 miles.
God bless you,
Father Steve Davoren