Early on Saturday morning, June 23rd 2012, Courtney and her family approached the pre-registration table smiling and in high spirits. Finally the day had come to celebrate the fact that this particular 5K race was benefiting the Turning Pointe foundation, furthering Courtney’s education and supporting Turning Pointe’s and Right Fit’s mission in meeting the needs of children and families touched by autism.
After marking in their attendance and upon receiving their race bibs and t-shirts, I noticed Courtney had come to the race PREPARED. Snugly on her back she had her back pack, stuffed with the essentials: fruit, nuts, water, and her sketch pad. As we began to make our way to the starting point, I realized we were missing on more essential.. “Benny the Bull.” Everyone at Right Fit knows that as Courtney and I make our way for our weekly walks, one of two (ok, sometimes both) air- filled animals must be with us, Benny the Bull and/or Danny the Dino. So it was only appropriate that one of the two join us on this day. It was Benny’s lucky day!