HAZEL GREEN, Ala. (WHNT) – A Madison County community laced up their shoes and stretched out their legs, all to benefit one little girl.
They are raising funds for Rowan Scott, a kindergartner at Riverton Elementary School. She has spastic diplegia cerebral palsy.
Rowan’s church family organized a one mile run/walk at Hazel Green High School. Rowan’s mother, Lindsey, said the turnout was overwhelming.
“Just the love and support that has been shown was great,” she said. “We had no idea a few months ago when she was told she was a candidate for the surgery, we had no idea where this would take us.”
Although Running for Rowan was a one-time event, her family hopes to help other children with cerebral palsy in the future.
“If we can pay it forward and help another family just like this, we absolutely would love to.”
With the help of funds from the community and the proceeds from this weekend’s run, Rowan is having surgery this coming spring.
“It could help to relax her legs and allow her to walk without help,” said Lindsey.
All the proceeds raised at this event will go directly to the Scott family for medical expenses and rehab expenses.
You can also support Rowan here.