PASADENA, Md. - CJ VanMeter had some day today.
He is all worn out from playing with building blocks and trains and worrying about his mom who has cancer again. He's tucked in bed right now, dreaming that his mom will get up tomorrow and smile and give him a hug that'll make her world of pain go away.
Look through this window pain and you'll see its ugly. But look through this pre school door window and Katie will tell you the pain that she is in.
"Not good, I haven't been feeling well the last few days and it doesn't seem to be getting better," says Katie.
Suddenly a smile brings sunshine from her 5 year old son CJ. "I should be taking care of his bumps and bruises, he shouldn't be taking care of mine.", as the tears roll down Katie's cheek.
Go ahead and grab a tissue. These ladies running the hall at Magothy Co-operative Pre School know Katie has beaten cancer 3 times, now they are making sure she beats it again.
"We are inspired by Katie and as a mom just having a cold is tough, but having cancer?" says Lindy Burns.
They call themselves the Magothy Sole Sisters. They are pre school teachers, a mom's helper and a pre school treasurer. They know Katie is a treasure and that's why they are lacing up for Baltimore's Half Marathon on Saturday.
"We know there will be hills and everyone we hit, we will think of what Katie is going through and that will keep us moving, it Meters for VanMeters."
They have it figured out they will run 21,082.4 meters for Katie VanMeter.
Katies mom who shaved her head for her was here today. You see Katie can't be alone anywhere at anytime for fear of a seizure. She just had one last Thursday. That means she can't have a mother son day at the park.
A little boy who only knows his mom as being sick, to four ladies who will support Katie with their feet and arms that stretch out to hug a hurting friend.
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