Friday, February 17, 2012

Home At Last

Slo-n-Eazy Kennel departed Whitehorse yesterday on Jason's 40th Birthday. It was a tough time for all of us as it was the anticipated day that Jason's would have completed the Quest. It is one of the hardest things to accept after planning for years to reach the start line only for your personal body to be the weak link of the team, but we felt it was the right thing to do to dust off the defeat and move on down the trail to help our friends and fellow mushers complete their mission.
We transported 8 dogs from Abbie's team home yesterday and today we get to spend with our kennel. We have missed the dogs terribly. They are sitting in the yard howling fat and happy waiting for a short run. Jason is feeling much better, but is still in pain. He is making a doctor appointment as I am typing.
Today the kennel made a $250 donation to the Wounded Warrior Project. We were hoping for a much larger price at the end of our Quest, but any amount to help soldiers in need is better than zero. We want to thank everyone for their dedication to the mushers and helping us raise awareness and money for the Wounded Warrior Project and supporting the Yukon Quest. It means so much to us to see how much a little can go a long way.
Thank you again to all the Quest officials, volunteers, and fans that made this race a success. Thank you to everyone that helped us along the trail and to get to the trail. And lastly thank you to all that made a donation to the WWP.
Donations are still being accepted and please share with your friends so that no soliders are forgotten:
For God and Country....

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