Watch how Eddie, and his friend comic book artist Gary Smith, work together in creating Characters.
Eddie's Run is named after an autistic Special Needs child Eddie Hartshorn who is now an adult. Who did not know how to run until he was a teenager. At a very young age around 2 years old Eddie had broke his femur bone from playing and jumping. He was placed in a Spica bodycast at Children's Hospital. After the removal of the bodycast he never seemed to have the desire to run. When he was a teenager his mother entered him into the Special Olympics. The events he was signed up for was softball throw and to run a race. Eddie's Dad began to work with Eddie to encourage him to run. Eddie has gone on to win many Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals in Special Olympics including 2 Gold medals this year. Eddie has graduated from High school and serves now as the Ambassador for Eddies Run Non-Profit Organization. He helps to bring awareness to communities of the need for support for children and adults who are Special Needs like himself. Special Needs people need a voice to represent and support them in their goals for pursuit of happiness. Encourage and help them reach their goals and dreams that they have in life. To be accepted and loved in their communities and throughout the country and in the world. Money raised from Eddie's Run does not go to Eddie personally in anyway. The funds raised from this event go to help the Special Needs of Fayette county.
Funds raised by this event help support the special needs and disabled individuals of Fayette County, Ohio