The On Our Sleeves 5K presented by Big Lots supports the On Our Sleeves movement for children's mental health, developed by the experts at Nationwide Children's Hospital, to every community in America to educate families and empower advocates.
Nationwide Children's Hospital is near and dear to our hearts. Our daughter Bridgette spent 2018 participating in a variety of therapies to help with emotion dysregulation, depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation. We have lived and supported her through hard times. Nationwide Children's Hospital didn't give up on her or us. They kept us engaged with therapy after therapy - just her and all of us. Without them - we wouldn't have the outcome we do today.
Now that Bridgette is safe and steady, my hope comes in the form of bringing awareness and raising funds to increase timely access to pediatric mental health care.