|1||Kona for the Kids||6596|
|2||Jacob Fuka_Kona Inspired||4700|
|5||Persistence, P.E. & Pushing Your Limits||1803|
|6||Failure Is Not An Option!||1593|
|7||A Grizzly Ironman||1052|
|8||Starting to Tri-Special Olympics||1037|
|10||The Quadfather (Nick Tieney)||908|
|12||Lisa Hallett wears blue at Kona||500|
|13||Mariya Hristo~Kona Inspired||433|
|15||The iron will to Win||287|
No matter what the view count says, I will continue to look at it this way. Every time I see a new person going to the website and voting or viewing the video, I know that we are winning. We are able to educate others on birth defects and how they are the leading cause of infant deaths worldwide. I am also very honored to be grouped with a bunch of great stories and athletes.
Thank you all for your support by VOTING & SHARING www.sendshawnsironmantokona.com. You are not only my hero, but a hero to every child and the families that are represented on the Shawn's Anomaly H.O.P.E. Flag.
I love this Kona Inspired program because of what is does for awareness. In fact, I have chosen to only go to Kona through this program instead of trying to qualify, win the lottery, or purchase an ebay slot. All of those ways make it about me and my dream to cross the Ironman World Championship finish line. Kona Inspired makes it about all of you and all of the families that deserve the help and support that we are able to give because of the awareness. It is about educating the public that there is good evidence that taking folic acid before and during pregnancy can reduce the risk of certain birth defects (spina bifida, anencephaly, and some heart defects) and other preventative measures.
It is about getting the opportunity to meet amazing moms, dads and families through this experience and being able to provide them a small ounce of hope and inspiration to pull through.
Finally it is about the opportunity that I WILL carry the Shawn's Anomaly H.O.P.E. Flag regardless if it is this year or whenever.
No matter what the outcome, iDO!, and I will continue until everyone knows about birth defects. I hope this journey means as much to you as it does to me. Let's keep up the great work!