A smiling Kelleigh Gustafson, lead the countdown at Lansing’s color run.
But there’s more that meets the eye, to this dancing 19 year old.
“It means everything to me, to see the support that Lansing gives me, and all the volunteers that came out just to support this cause.”Kelleigh Gustafson, founder of Kelleigh’s cause.
When Kelleigh was just 4 years old, she was diagnosed with Arteriovenous Malformation (avm) which is an abnormal connection between arteries and veins.
The color run chose “Kelleigh’s Cause” as the charity highlight, where funds from the race support her organization.
“The color run has been amazing they are one of our major sponsors, of our charity. In 2012, Kelleigh founded Kelleigh’s cause and the whole purpose was to help raise awareness for AVM’s and hopefully help find, a better treatment option”, Tori Gustafson, Kelleigh’s mom said.
As a part of her condition, Kelleigh has had more than 75 surgeries.
Kaelyn Gustafson, Kelligh’s sister hopes “Kelliegh’s Cause” helps others who need evasive surgery, find the best care for treatments.
If you would like to donate or learn more about Kelliegh’s Cause check out, http://kelleigh.org/.