Sheila For Lifesong Ethiopia

About Lifesong Ethiopia

Team ZAT is a group of people brought together by two common interests:  A love (or toleration) of running and a desire to help the least of these.  We will all be running the Chicago Marathon on October 13, 2013 to raise money and awareness for children in need within the communities of Ziway and Adami Tulu, Ethiopia (Ziway + Adami Tulu = ZAT).  Your donation will go towards the Ethiopia child sponsorship program, providing education, medical care, two meals per day, love and HOPE to children enrolled in the Ziway/Adami Tulu schools.  Not only will kids be physically cared for, but they will be lovingly taught of their great worth in God's eyes.  Help us feed families spiritually through the message of hope and empowerment, aiming to keep families together in Ethiopia.


Rest assured knowing that 100% of your tax deductible donation goes directly to work in Ethiopia.  No administrative fees will be deducted and, due to a generous corporate sponsor, even Paypal fees will be covered.

To give the gift of sponsorship to a specific child, click here

And to learn more about our work in Ethiopia and around the world, visit Lifesong for Orphans

Sheila Details

Sheila is married to Doug and a mom to two girls and one baby boy.  She currently lives in Kansas City, though previously lived in Chicago for several years.  She's excited to get back to the Windy City for the second time running the Chicago Marathon.  Her first ever marathon was in 2011 where she qualified for Boston.  However, adorable baby boy Carden made his surprise entrance last year, causing Sheila to postpone Boston for now.  She hopes to get another qualifying time this October.  She's a modest (though secretly competitive) runner, and is excited to join Team ZAT.  She enjoys running with her three sisters, her 515 running group and will spend the hot summer running with Carden behind her BOB stroller.

Would you consider supporting her $.50 / $1 or $2 per mile?  Any amount would be greatly appreciated and make such a difference to the children in Ethiopia.

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Fundraiser ended on 10/20/2013.

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Donations To Sheila

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Name Gift Date Amount Comment
Julie and Chip Wallin 6/25/2013 $75.00
Michelle Avery 8/5/2013 $25.00 *
Patricia Dresbach 8/22/2013 $61.40