I was determined to run the marathon, so I wanted to use that opportunity to help a charity as well as helping myself improve my fitness. I immediately thought of Hummingbird House
When Rebecca Fuller decided to return to a fitness regime after several years’ hiatus, she set her sights on running the Gold Coast Marathon, and resolved to support Hummingbird House in the process.
“I was determined to run the marathon, so I wanted to use that opportunity to help a charity as well as helping myself improve my fitness,” Rebecca said.
Rebecca immediately thought of Hummingbird House.
While pregnant with her daughter a few years earlier, scans had indicated the baby had a serious brain abnormality. Doctors could not guarantee the baby would survive. Rebecca spent the remaining six months of the pregnancy in a state of doubt, fear and uncertainty.
Luckily for Rebecca, her story had a happy ending with the birth of a perfectly healthy & happy baby girl, with only a visible mark and indentation on her head to show for all the worry.
“I am so grateful, so incredibly thankful for my happy ending. I don’t know what I would have done if things had turned out differently. I don’t know where I could have gone for help, who I would have turned to. I simply can’t imagine,” Rebecca said.
“I wanted to help build Hummingbird House to help all those families who didn’t get the miracle I got.”
Rebecca joined the local Forest Lake running club, the Flakers, for motivation and camaraderie. Word quickly spread through the running community of Rebecca’s plan to Run for Hummingbird House. Through donations from supporters Rebecca raised over $5,000 in this single race.
Since then, the ranks of runners committed to Run for Hummingbird House has swelled, and team members compete in a variety of running events around South East Queensland raising awareness and much needed funds for Hummingbird House.
“We have created an entire community of runners, of all fitness levels, who want to use their passion for running to make a real difference in the world for Queensland families,” Rebecca said.
Run for Hummingbird House welcomes runners from all locations, at any level of fitness.