"It Take A Village" 5K Walk/Run in Honor of Ian Lukas Ratliff
WherePrestonsburg, KY - Downtown City Stage
WhenJune 30, 2018 - 9:00 AM
Start at North Anrnold Ave at the city state parking lot ( across from library) - we will follow the red/white 5K signs posted to pro - fitness and back to the city stage parking lot
Entry fee for all ages is $20 until June 29
Entry fee for day of (June 30) is $25
All ages encourged to participate!
Daffodils Boutique is excited to host a 5K on June 30, 2018 at 9:00am downtown Prestonsburg, in honor of precious Ian Lukas Ratliff. I’m sure all of you know Ian and his family and have been touched by his story in some way. If you aren't familiar below is just a brief summary about Ian and his challenges. As his Mom, Julie says, “it takes a village” and I don’t know a better community to love and support our own!
We hope everyone can come out and participate in our 5K on Saturday, June 30th. There will be a free shirt with signup and giveaways. If you would like to participate and help sponsor our event, contact Daffodils and we will be excited to have you join this wonderful event.
Ian Lukas Ratliff Born November 27th, 2017
Son of Teddy Ratliff and Julie (Compton) Ratliff
Shortly after birth Ian was diagnosed with a birth defect called Craniosynostosis which is when the sagittal suture of the skull prematurely fuses in utero and causes the head to grow longer and narrow than round. It occurs every 1 in 2,500 births and if left untreated can restrict brain growth and lead to developmental delays and major learning disabilities. Ian had surgery to correct his skull on February 26th, 2018 at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and since surgery he has been in the process of helmet therapy which will last several months and allow his brain to expand and grow while shaping the skull in a more natural way. Ian also spent the first week of his life in the NICU for a heart condition, had a broken clavicle at birth, has had numerous diagnostic testing performed and has countless appointments still ahead of him. He currently visits with a neurosurgeon, cardiologist, orthoptist, physical therapist, ophthalmologist, and pediatrician. Ian is an amazing, strong, resilient little boy who has changed our lives in ways we never imagined possible. He has taught us so much about love and patience and we just feel blessed to be able to call him our son.