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The iRun for Jonah 5K / 1-mile family fun walk is designed to benefit a family in need in the Pickerington community due to a child with a chronic medical illness. This event began in 2010 to benefit Jonah Hoser and family due to his need for a (second) heart transplant. The Hoser family continue this event every year in their son's honor.
Each spring, rain or shine, the race and family walk will occur starting at Pickerington Ridgeview Middle School. The route is in the process of being finalized, and we will post the route upon its approval. This event has many students involved to promote community leadership and it also holds a sense of pride in our community as well.
Dallas was 3 years old when he was diagnosed with stage 4/5 neuroblastoma. At an emergency room visit for hernia repair, the doctor’s found something much worse. A tumor the size of a football was growing in his abdomen and had attached to his vital organs.
When they removed the large tumor, they discovered twenty-seven additional tumors. Fast forward to March 2017. Another tumor was wrapped around Dallas’s aorta and critically pressing on his airway. His family was given the choice of sending him home with hospice where they’d keep him comfortable or to fight the tumor. “Looking at him so full of life we decided to fight,” Angie Morris said, Dallas’s grandmother and full-time caretaker. Remembering that day, Angie added, “The smile on his face just lit up the room and his contagious laugh kept me going.”
Dallas’s tumor has grown back and spread to his thigh, rib, hip, and tailbones. Most recently he’s had three rounds of chemo, which is the equivalent of chemo running twenty-three hours a day for five days in each admission. Dallas is scheduled for three more rounds of this aggressive therapy.
If you are registering for the run or walk, you can donate during the registration process. If you are donating but not participating, you can donate by clicking on the "Donate" button above or by clicking here. Thank you very much for your generous contributions to help this family.
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