Over the weekend, consider providing support to these Austin area athletes who have given so much back to the community.
Angie & James Ballentine
Link to Help – https://life.indiegogo.com/fundraisers/1101204
Angie (McBride) and James Balentine have a beautiful baby girl named Araceli. She is barely a month old and has been experiencing repeated seizures, leading to her hospitalization.
Araceli has undergone extensive testing and evaluation by pediatric neurologists at Dell Children’s Hospital in Austin TX. The doctors do not know why she is experiencing so many seizures. They believe it may be a rare form of epilepsy and plan to keep a close eye on her progress. At this point, the long term impact on her growth and development is unknown.
Attend an Event (Saturday, January 24 @ Austin Tri-Cyclist)
On Tuesday, 23 December 2014, Professional Triathlete Amy Marsh was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). Amy is a 4x Ironman Champion, 2x Iron-Distance Champion, and has finished in the top-10 at the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. She and her husband are both top professional athletes and coaches living in Austin, Texas.
You can read the full story of Amy’s diagnosis and journey on their personal website: www.Team-Marsh.com.
Amy’s induction round of chemotherapy was at Seton hospital in Austin. Because Leukemia is a blood and bone marrow cancer, the only way to treat many forms is with a bone marrow transplant. Multiple rounds of chemotherapy are needed around the transplant process. Amy and her husband will make a shift to MD Anderson in Houston for the therapy before, during, and after the bone marrow transplant process.