Moo's Milers - Keeping Her Spirit Alive
Alaina Marie Wilson aka Miss Moo was born on April 5, 1980 suffering from SEVERE meconium aspiration during the birth process. Her Apgar scores were 0 at both 1 and 5 minutes requiring resuscitation. Shortly after birth she was transported to the NICU at Nationwide Children's Hospital where she spent her first 13 days of life. She was diagnosed as having Cerebral Palsy as a result of her birth injuries.
In spite of being profoundly handicapped she spent the next 35 years, 9 months and 18 days enjoying life to the fullest! She touched the lives of so many others and educated so many without ever speaking a word. She was not defined by her profoundly handicapped body, she was defined by her spirit and love for life. At her celebration of life I promised to keep that spirit alive through Moo's Milers.
Throughout her life she was treated at Nationwide Children's Hospital for a variety of issues that resulted due to her Cerebral Palsy. We were fortunate to have amazing doctors and nurses through the years who cared about not only Moo but her entire family. One of those was Dr. Karen McCoy, head of the Pulmonary Department and in honor of everything she did for us any funds raised by Moo's Milers are to be donated to the Pulmonary Department.
The Running Princesses best summed up who Alaina was in the stone they had placed in her memory at Clearwater Marine Aquarium:
In Memory of Alaina
A True Princess with a Smile as Wide as the Ocean
Please help us keep her spirit alive and become a Moo's Miler today!
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