Warriors for MHE 5K Run 3.0!
Mission and Purpose
My name is Caleb and I was diagnosed with a rare genetic bone disorder, Multiple Hereditary Exostoses (MHE), at the age of 2. I am currently 13 and have had four surgeries, two to reconstruct my arm and two to reconstruct my ankle, with several more surgeries to come as I age and grow. Currently, the only treatment for this disease is orthopedic surgery. MHE affects only 1 in 50,000 people. Due to the rarity of this disease, medical research and research funding is limited.
I am very compassionate and have a desire to help others with this condition. I, along with a couple of friends, came up with the idea of having a run to raise money for research with hope of finding a cure, or at the least, better treatment options so others with this disease would never have to endure what I have.
On October 12, 2019 my family will be hosting our 3rd run in my honor. All funds will go directly to The MHE Research Foundation. This foundation is run by all volunteers and was established by a family whose son also has MHE. They are passionate about finding a cure and we are honored to support them. The 5K run will be held at Aztlan Park in Lubbock, Texas. A family friendly one-mile fun walk will also be available.
Please consider one of our sponsorship opportunities and join Caleb as we all become “Warriors for MHE”!!
Thank you again!
Stacy Gilbert Chairperson of “Warriors For MHE” Run